Adam Deen was previously a senior member of the Islamist extremist organization, Al‐ Muhajiroun, and utilized universities himself as a key source for recruitment. Adam became disillusioned with his extremist beliefs and began a journey away from Islamist extremism. Adam now dedicates his work to countering extremism and the Islamist ideology he once subscribed to, which he believes tarnishes the beauty of Islam.
In 2012, Adam founded the Deen Institute, which teaches Muslims critical thinking skills and increases awareness of Islam’s rich intellectual heritage. He has spoken at over 40 university campuses across the UK and has debated with prominent academics on issues surrounding extremism, religious philosophy and theology.
He frequently appears on mainstream TV including the BBC and has debated at the Oxford Union Debates.
He is currently UK Executive Director at Quilliam.
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