From Extremist to Peace-builder
This talk is given by Sheikh Dr. Usama Hasan.
Imam Sheikh Dr Usama Hasan is Head of Islamic Studies at The Quilliam Foundation and was a founding advisor to the organisation in 2008. As a teenager Usama became a radical salafi activist and, whilst still a Cambridge undergraduate, briefly took part (1990-1) in the ‘Jihad’ against Communist forces in Afghanistan. However following the 7/7 bombings in London, Usama took it upon himself to start campaigning against extremism and for religious reform within Muslim circles.
This talk is from the Winchester Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace, for more information about the centre click here