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Maajid Nawaz

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Date of Birth November 2, 1977
Age 45 years, 1 months, 15 days
Place of Birth Southend-on-Sea
Country United Kingdom
Profession Political Activist
Horoscope Scorpio

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Maajid Nawaz is a famous Political Activist, born on November 2, 1977 in United Kingdom. As of December 2022, Maajid Nawaz’s net worth is $5 Million.

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Spouse Rachel Maggart , Rabia
Children(s) Ammar Nawaz
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Maajid Nawaz Biography

Maajid Usman Nawaz (Urdu: [ˈmaːdʒɪd̪ nəwaːz] ; born 2 November 1977) is a British activist and radio presenter. He is the founding chairman of Quilliam, a counter-extremism think tank that seeks to challenge the narratives of Islamist extremists, and the host of a radio show on LBC, every Saturday and Sunday..

Nawaz has opposed racial profiling of Muslims, extrajudicial detention of terror suspects, torture, targeted killings and drone strikes. Nawaz also opposed the Terrorism Act 2000, under which he was himself once detained, and called for the universal Right to Legal Representation and Right to Silence in all cases, and for all suspects. In a talk given at Marshall European Center for Security Studies, he suggested a revisit of the UK Government’s historical approach to dealing with terrorism, and called for a more nuanced response to tackling the ideology of Islamism without breaching fundamental liberties of citizens. According to him, security should never debase citizens of their civil liberties. Nawaz was among the 12 advisers to UK Government who, in 2009, wrote an open letter to the then Prime Minister Gordon Brown asking him to hold Israel accountable for its attacks on Gaza. He also opposes Hamas, which he considers a terrorist organisation.

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Born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex to a British Pakistani family, Nawaz is a former member of the Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir. This association led to his arrest in Egypt in December 2001, where he remained imprisoned until 2006. Reading books on human rights and interacting with Amnesty International, which adopted him as a prisoner of conscience, resulted in a change of heart: he left Hizb-ut-Tahrir in 2007, renounced his Islamist past, and called for a “secular Islam”. After his turnaround, Nawaz co-founded Quilliam with former Islamists, including Ed Husain. He wrote an autobiography, Radical (2012) and has since become a prominent critic of Islamism in the United Kingdom.

Maajid Nawaz Net Worth

Maajid Nawaz is one of the richest Political Activist & listed on most popular Political Activist. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Maajid Nawaz's net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income Political Activist
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House Living in own house.

Born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex to a British Pakistani family, Nawaz is a former member of the Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir. This association led to his arrest in Egypt in December 2001, where he remained imprisoned until 2006. Reading books on human rights and interacting with Amnesty International, which adopted him as a prisoner of conscience, resulted in a change of heart: he left Hizb-ut-Tahrir in 2007, renounced his Islamist past, and called for a “secular Islam”. After his turnaround, Nawaz co-founded Quilliam with former Islamists, including Ed Husain. He wrote an autobiography, Radical (2012) and has since become a prominent critic of Islamism in the United Kingdom.

Among the Jihadists were the members of the terrorist organisation al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya, and the assassins of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. He met Islamist Dr Essam el-Erian, the spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood. and Mohammed Badie, who in his youth had smuggled the manuscripts of Syed Qutb’s Islamist manual Milestones out of prison, and had it published. Among the Islamic Scholars, Nawaz continued his studies sitting with graduates of Cairo’s Al-Azhar University and Dar al-‘Ulum. He specialised in the Arabic language whilst studying historical Muslim scholastics, sources of Islamic jurisprudence, Hadith historiography and the art of Qur’anic recitation. He also committed half of the Qur’an to memory. On the liberal end of the spectrum, he befriended author and sociologist Saad Eddin Ibrahim. He also benefited from the company of imprisoned Egyptian politician Ayman Nour who was the head of the centre-liberal Tomorrow Party and a runner-up to the 2005 Presidential Elections.

After completing his prison term in Egypt, Nawaz returned to the UK in 2006. In 2007, he resigned from Hizb-ut-Tahrir and resumed his bachelor’s degree at SOAS. He then founded the Quilliam Foundation, a counter-extremism think tank. He addressed the US Senate’s Homeland Security Committee on the subject of Islamist extremism. He also spoke at the “Sovereign Challenge” conference organised by United States Special Operations Command where he advocated the need to move beyond hard power, and look at new counter-radicalisation strategies.

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According to our records, Maajid Nawaz married to Rachel Maggart , Rabia. As of May 2022, Maajid Nawaz’s is not dating anyone.

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In July 2012, he published his autobiography, Radical.

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Ranked on the list of most popular Political Activist. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in United Kingdom. Maajid Nawaz celebrates birthday on November 2 of every year.

Nawaz has co-founded an activist group in Pakistan, Khudi, which aims to combat extremism. In 2009, with a BBC Newsnight crew and security team, Nawaz embarked on a counter-extremism tour, speaking at over 22 universities and recruiting students all over Pakistan.

With the delegation of Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel he visited both sides of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. In September 2013, Nawaz and his Camden District team was given the Dadabhai Naoroji Award for support and promotion of BAME (Black, Asian Minority Ethnic groups) party members. The award was presented by party MP Tim Farron. In the same year, he was included in The Daily Telegraph’ s list of 50 most influential Liberal Democrats.

Nawaz was selected in July 2013 to stand as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the marginal north London constituency of Hampstead and Kilburn, in which he came third.

Nawaz played a major role in Tommy Robinson’s exit from the far-right English Defence League (EDL), of which Robinson was the founder. He met Robinson in 2013 during the filming of a BBC documentary When Tommy met Mo, and subsequently met the EDL’s co-leader, Kevin Carroll. Nawaz’s personal story of turning back from Islamist extremism, and his counter-extremism work at Quilliam Foundation encouraged Robinson and Carroll to quit the EDL. Later, Robinson also apologised to Muslims for the fear caused by his EDL activism. The move was hailed by Quilliam as “a huge success in community relations in the United Kingdom”, and a continuation of combating all kinds of extremism, including Islamism and Neo-Nazism.

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