Shiraz Maher

Shiraz Maher

Shiraz Maher is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Center for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR) at Kings College London. Maher, who grew up in the United Kingdom, was galvanized into radical Islam after the events of 9/11. He joined Hizbut Tahrir, an international Islamist organization, and by 2005, began to have doubts about the group. He ultimately decided to leave the movement after the London bombings later that same year. He has since dedicated his life to countering the spread of radical Islam. He was embedded with the Pakistani military to report on jihadist movements in Central Asia in 2010 and has interviewed al Qaeda members in Saudi Arabia for the BBC. He is also a regular contributor to the Spectator UK.

Tweets by Shiraz Maher

  • Yet another British suicide bomber for Islamic State, this time in Mosul (total number well into double figs). Abu… https://t.co/q1VOgpIAKpTue Feb 21, 3:26am
  • If ever there was a modern day genocide, it's the unspeakable treatment of Yazidi women captured by ISIS. https://t.co/RmvKeM4JNxTue Feb 21, 3:22am
  • RT @CNN: In Saudi Arabia, men and women usually can’t mix in public. But at the nation's first Comic Con, they mingled https://t.co/sMFg1ke…Mon Feb 20, 12:52am

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