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Abdullah Quilliam: Britain’s First ‘Islamist’?

William Henry Quilliam (April 10, 1856 – 1932), who changed his name to Abdullah Quilliam, was a 19th century convert from Christianity to Islam, noted for founding England’s first mosque and Islamic centre. He wrote, “Among Muslims none should be known as Turks, Arabs, Kurds, Ajem, Afghans, Indians […]