Radical: My Journey Out Of Islamist Extremism

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World Affairs Council of Houston says
Maajid Nawaz - Quilliam Foundation

Tuesday, June 2nd
6:30 - 7pm - registration
7 - 8pm - program

At the age of 16, Maajid Nawaz was already a ranking member of Hizb ut-Tahrir, a London-based Islamist group. He quickly rose through the ranks to become a charismatic spokesman for the cause of uniting Islam's political power across the world. Nawaz was setting up satellite groups in Pakistan, Denmark, and Egypt when he was arrested and sent to an Egyptian prison.

Upon his release from prison, four years later, he was completely changed. Nawaz was convinced that his entire belief system had been wrong and became determined to do something about it.

Maajid Nawaz is the Co-founder and Chairman of Quilliam - a globally active think tank working to combat the rising Islamist tide in Europe and elsewhere. Mr. Nawaz is now a leading critic of his former Islamist ideological dogma, while remaining a Muslim. He encourages inclusive citizenship-based participation of Muslims in the West, while seeking to synergize a respect for human rights and civil liberties.

Here is a link to his TED talk which has been viewed almost 600,000 times:
https://www.ted.com/speakers/maajid_nawaz

Tickets:
$15 for Members
$30 for Non-members (& $35 at the door)

Please register in advance with this link:
http://www.wachouston.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=600&SnID=
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By: World Affairs Council of Houston

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