SPLC apologizes, pays $3,375,000 to Maajid Nawaz for smearing him as “anti-Muslim extremist”

The Southern Poverty Law Center has reached a settlement with liberal Islamic reformer Maajid Nawaz and his organization, the Quilliam Foundation, for wrongly including them on its now-defunct list of “anti-Muslim extremists.”

The SPLC announced Monday that it has agreed to pay Nawaz and Quilliam $3.375 million “to fund their work to fight anti-Muslim bigotry and extremism.” The settlement was the result of a lawsuit Nawaz filed in April after the group added his name to its “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists.”

The SPLC deleted the list, which was published in 2016 and was intended to serve as a resource for journalists, shortly after Nawaz filed the suit, despite having ignored his requests for retraction for roughly two years.

via SPLC apologizes, pays $3,375,000 to Maajid Nawaz for smearing him as “anti-Muslim extremist”

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