Maajid Nawaz

The white left has issued its first fatwa

31 October 2016 14:24

I have never advised anyone to use the English libel laws. I spent years helping the campaign to reform them,…

Hampstead liberals can use their vote to fight radical Islam (and silence right-wing bores)

21 April 2015 12:43

A few months ago I was in a pub on a quiet night and overheard a young couple having an…

Mini Election: Quilliam’s Maajid Nawaz discusses fighting a three way marginal

20 March 2015 16:11

Will the Liberal Democrats make any gains in the London suburbs at the upcoming election? In the latest Mini Election…

Liberal Democrats reveal the great fissure in liberalism

16 March 2015 11:42

Someone once said (it may have been me) that while the left looks for traitors the right looks for converts.…

How can Jews oppose Muslim anti-Semitism without being ‘Islamophobic’?

2 September 2014 19:00

On Sunday there was a rally in London demanding ‘zero tolerance’ of anti-Semitism. About 4,500 people gathered in front of…

Hurrah! A setback for the enemies of free speech

8 May 2014 10:51

This has been a bad month for those who want to shut down free speech in Britain. First there was…

Are you fit to be a Liberal Democrat? (A response to Nick Cohen)

28 April 2014 18:43

My colleague Nick Cohen has a piece asking ‘Are you fit to be British? Take the UKIP test.’ In it he…

Hampstead and Kilburn – it would be a disgrace if the Lib Dems don’t back Maajid Nawaz to the hilt

27 March 2014 14:41

In the past 30 years British English has received a number of loan words from Arabic, words which would have…

Podcast: Reforming Islam, Ed Miliband on the rocks and teaching French

27 March 2014 9:12

Can Islam ever be reformed and reclaimed from the fanatics? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, the Quilliam Foundation’s…

Exclusive: Lib Dems go cold on candidate after ‘Jesus and Mo’ row

25 March 2014 17:22

The Lib Dems are considering scaling back their fight for Maajid Nawaz to win the Hampstead and Kilburn seat after…

How the media has it both ways over the ‘Jesus and Mo’ cartoons

14 February 2014 11:14

A reader sends me a card for sale in Scribblers in the King’s Road, Chelsea. It depicts two slices of…

Taking offence and freedom of speech

26 January 2014 16:37

The row about Lib Dem candidate Maajid Nawaz continues, with some confusion over whether or not one of his critics…

Liberals must rally round Maajid Nawaz

22 January 2014 9:34

Interesting, isn’t it, this rather worrying statement from the Muslim body, MQI UK on the Mohammed cartoon affair. That, you recall,…

Memoir of an Islamist

9 August 2012 12:48

It was a surreal experience to meet Maajid Nawaz for the first time. I had known of him for years and…