British ‘counter-extremist’ group closes due to funding issue
British “counter-extremist” organisation Quilliam has announced that it is closing down, citing financial hardship.
In a statement on Twitter, co-founder Maajid Nawaz said the closure had been finalised on Friday.
“Due to the hardship of maintaining a non-profit during Covid lockdowns, we took the tough decision to close Quilliam down for good. This was finalised today,”
Critics of the organisation, however, regularly accused it of authoritarianism as well as targeting Muslim groups across the UK and tarring them with the “extremist” label with little evidence.