The Montgomery based Southern Poverty Law Center issued the apology along with the $3.4 Million payout ahead of impending litigation. Nawaz stated he hopes this will help to challenge the threat of extremism todays Islamic extremism.
London-based Quilliam and Nawaz were falsely labeled by the SPLC in their “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists” as anti-Muslim extremists. The 2016 resource is used by journalists.
More than two years passed before the SPLC issued the apology.