Via Free Beacon:
The Southern Poverty Law Center on Monday apologized for wrongly naming the Quilliam Foundation and its founder, Maajid Nawaz, as anti-Muslim extremists and has paid them a $3.375 million settlement.
“Today, we entered into a settlement with and offered our sincerest apology to Mr. Maajid Nawaz and his organization, the Quilliam Foundation, for including them in our publication A Journalist’s Manual: Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists,” the SPLC said in a statement.
SPLC’s field guild profiled Nawaz as an anti-Muslim extremist and questioned whether aspects of his biography are true.
SPLC President Richard Cohen issued a video apology and said Nawaz and the Quilliam Foundation, a think tank and self-described “counter-extremism organization,” have done important work to fight against radicalization and Islamophobia.