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Tahir Abbas

"Issues affecting the Muslim community in Britain have not been far away from various intellectual, policy, political and cultural interests in society today. However, despite the importance of these issues, there is limited space in which it is possible to ask truly critical questions of the Muslim experience from within and without. Nor has the full thrust of intellectual excellence and independence remained at heart when doing so. The Muslim Institute is arguably the only real forum that provides an opportunity for scholars, activists, intellectuals, writers, artists and the ordinary folk of British Islam to come together on a regular basis to discuss the most pertinent questions of the day. Moreover, the magazine, Critical Muslim, is a joy to contribute to and to read on a quarterly basis.”

Professor Tahir Abbas holds the Chair in Radicalisation Studies at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University, Netherlands. He is the Scientific Coordinator of the EU-funded H2020 RIA Drive project. He isa Fellow of the Academy of Social Science. He has been a visiting scholar at New York University and the London School of Economics. To date, Abbas has published 18 volumes and over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopaedia articles. Further details at