Haras Rafiq is a Counter Extremism expert and practitioner. He was the CEO of Quilliam International based in London and USA for five years and was formerly a member of the UK government task force looking to counter extremism in response to the 2005 terrorist bombings in London. He is a Trustee of Muslims Against Antisemitism (MAAS), and is also a peer mentor for IDeA – advising regional government agencies. He was also a member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda at Europol’s European Counter-terrorism Centre (ECTC).
In addition, Mr. Rafiq has worked on a number of projects relating to the analysis of radicalization, as well as the deradicalization of extremists, and has presented on a number of academic and political platforms, nationally and internationally. As part of his work, he is committed to countering xenophobia and hatred, and has spoken at many conferences and events, including the Global Forum on Combating Antisemitism (December 2009). In 2010, he was also Chair of a Working Group of the Global Experts’ Forum on Antisemitism in Ottawa.