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At age 16, Maajid Nawaz joined the Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir. But after four years in prison, he decided to leave the group. He co-founded the think tank Quilliam, which is dedicated to countering extremist beliefs, and he's now running for Parliament in England. Courtesy of the Quilliam Foundation hide caption

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How Orwell's 'Animal Farm' Led A Radical Muslim to Moderation

When Maajid Nawaz was 16 he joined a radical Islamist group. After four years in prison in Egypt, he decided to leave it. "I'm very, very lucky to have been able to get through it," he says.

At age 16, Maajid Nawaz joined the Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir. But after four years in prison, he decided to leave the group. He co-founded the think tank Quilliam, which is dedicated to countering extremist beliefs, and he's now running for Parliament in England. Courtesy of the Quilliam Foundation hide caption

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Courtesy of the Quilliam Foundation

How Orwell's 'Animal Farm' Led A Radical Muslim To Moderation

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