15 April 2015

Maajid Nawaz sent death threats by ISIS and installs panic alarm at home because of lap dance CCTV

Liberal Democrat hopeful Maajid Nawaz has been ordered to install a home panic alarm by anti-terror police after becoming the target of “specific” death threats from IS militants, he claimed today.

CCTV footage leaked to a newspaper at the weekend showed anti-extremism campaigner Mr Nawaz, who is contesting the marginal Hampstead and Kilburn seat, having a private lap dance at an east London strip club on his stag night last summer.

Abdul Malik, the club’s owner, said he released the video to expose Mr Nawaz, a self-proclaimed feminist who is the co-founder of counter-extremism think-tank Quilliam, as a “hypocrite”.

In a statement on his Facebook profile, Mr Nawaz, 37, said he had since been ordered by Scotland Yard to increase security measures at his home in west London after IS militants made direct calls for his death. [Evening Standard] Read more