Wasiq Wasiq is an internationally recognised academic and writer with expertise in antisemitism, Islamism and jihadism. Having moved on from a decade-long career in education, Wasiq now works as an Associate Research Fellow for the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) in the Centre on Radicalisation and Terrorism. Wasiq’s research focusses specifically on violent and non-violent Islamists in the United Kingdom, far-left influences on the political environment that provide cover for Islamists and the threat the far-right poses to liberal democratic values.
Wasiq is a founding trustee for the Charity Muslims Against Antisemitism (MAAS) and is a leading voice in the United Kingdom against all forms of hate and prejudice against Jews and their allies. Wasiq works with diverse Muslim communities to tackle the issue of antisemitism within the community and more importantly, as Muslims.
Wasiq was one of two lay advisors on the Singh Investigation into alleged discrimination and ‘Islamophobia’ in the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom. The report concluded that allegations of institutional racism against the Party were not borne out by the evidence available to the Investigation. This groundbreaking and historic report was fully accepted by the Conservative Party whom have agreed to all recommendations made.
Wasiq has delivered lectures and presentations on antisemitism, Islamism and politics for a number of outlets including The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP), Limmud and the Mallard. Furthermore, Wasiq currently writes extensively on matters of antisemitism, extremism and terrorism for a number of well-known media outlets such as: Harry’s Place, Jewish News, Spiked and The Mallard. Furthermore, Wasiq has also appeared on broadcast media such as GB News and LBC.
Wasiq has a Bachelor of Arts (hons) in Music Technology, a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership at University College London (UCL) – where he received a distinction for his dissertation exploring the socialisation of headteachers into the educational profession. Wasiq is currently completing a PhD at the prestigious War Studies Department at King’s College London – where he is researching the culture of terrorist organisations and the impact it has on their survival following the decapitation of the leader.