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CEO of the Active Change Foundation, a London organisation which helps prevent young people from becoming radicalised. He joined Al Qaeda in Afghanistan in 2002 after Bush declared “war on terror” but left when he saw the crimes being committed against civilians. He returned to the UK and vowed to safeguard young people from losing their lives. He works closely with governmental institutions, most of the UK’s Police Authorities, as well as research academics across the globe. While encouraging governments to invest in young people in order to create positive futures and personal resilience Hanif and his team use social media to engage Muslims in condemning ISIS. He is author of Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism & Terrorist Recruitment, a best practice guide.