Ed Husain
Turning the Tide Against Islamic Extremism

Ed Husain

Global Fellow, Middle East Program, Wilson Center

June 28, 2018 8:00 AM    Breakfast

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Ed Husain, a former radical Islamist who has since denounced extremism and founded counter-extremist think tank Quilliam, will discuss the movement within the Muslim community to confront the issues that are destroying Islam from within, and what the West can do to help. Husain, born in London of Bangladeshi descent, was recruited at age 16 to join an extremist Islamic group, Hizb ut-Tahrir, but after five years he turned against their doctrines and left – an experience he described in his best-selling memoir, The Islamist. Husain will talk about his personal journey into and out of extremism, as well as some of the broader issues affecting Islam and its fractious relationship with the West.

Husain’s new book The House of Islam: A Global History will be available for purchase at this event and he will be signing copies. Read a review here.

Having rejected extremism, Husain became an adviser to governments and political leaders on Islam – in particular he was a senior adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair. He is a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre in Washington DC and a former senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York. He has written for the New York Times, the Telegraph, the Financial Times and appeared on CNN, BBC and others. He lives in London.

Please reserve no later than 12:00 pm on Tuesday, June 26. Cancellations must be made by 12:00 pm on Tuesday, June 26 in order to receive a refund.

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