It's a journey from being angry to being a potential terrorist : Adam Deen, senior researcher at Quilliam Foundation, a London-based think tank,
Updated on: 22 Nov 2015
Views: 256 Adam Deen, a former Islamist in his 30s, lives in London. As a teenager, he joined the Al-Muhajiroun, a radical Islamist group which is linked to many terror attacks in the UK, including the 7/7 London bombings. It's been 10 years since Adam severed links with al-Muhajiroun. Now, a senior researcher at Quilliam Foundation, a London-based think tank, he works to put out a counter-narrative to radical Islamists. Deen tellsRakhi Chakrabartyover phone from London about his journey into and out of the world of Islamists.
How did you get introduced to a dangerous group like the Al-Muhajiroun?
I came across it while studying information technology at the University of Westminster. This is the same university where Jihadi John (an Islamic State militant) studied. He may have joined it after I left.
As an immigrant in the UK, did you face problems growing up that pushed you towards a radical cult?