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Former Islamic radical Maajid Nawaz is fighting to end the scourge of identity politics

Maajid Nawaz

By Nick Whigham (original source News.com)

“Sitting in a prison cell in Egypt, a young English-born Islamic radical, Maajid Nawaz, was able to think long and hard about his extremist values.

“My heart softened,” he said of the four years he spent as a political prisoner in the country he described as the birthplace of modern day jihadism.

“Not everyone reacted that way to the brutal conditions we were held in, but it did kind of lead to my own maturity so that by the time I was released, I found that I could no longer subscribe to the ideology,” he says.”

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