This piece was authored by Austin Henshaw.
On October 25, 2016 the Southern Poverty Law Center included Maajid Nawaz and Ayaan Hirsi Ali as part of their “Journalist’s Manual: Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists”.
In a piece in The Daily Beast, Maajid questions his inclusion on the list “I am a brown, liberal, reform Muslim. I have survived violent neo-Nazi racism and served as a former War on Terror political prisoner in Egypt, witnessing torture. Yet, in a trip that takes us through the looking glass, the largely white American non-Muslim “progressive” leadership at the pro-civil liberties group Southern Poverty Law Center (SLPC) has just published a “journalist’s field list” naming me as an “anti-Muslim” extremist.”
Maajid himself is a former member of the Islamist group Hiz ut-Tahrir, having a change of heart after studying civil rights and interacting with Amnesty International, an experience he…
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