Sara Khan is is one of the UK’s leading Muslim female voices on countering Islamist extremism and promoting human rights. She is director of the counter-extremism organisation Inspire and co-author of “The Battle for British Islam: Reclaiming Muslim Identity from Extremism" (Sept 2016). A regular commentator, she has appeared on many news channels and written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines.
She recently wrote a report for Hope Not Hate on Salafi, Islamist and Barelvi inspired extremism, groups and organisations operating in the UK. After the 7/7 bombings Sara sat on the Home Office’s Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Working Group and also sat on the Department for International Development’s (DFID) External Expert Advisory Group on Girls and Women advising the International Development Secretary.
She is currently sitting on the Department for Education’s Due Diligence and Counter-Extremism Expert Reference Group. Her activism has received national and international recognition and she has been profiled in the Guardian, the Sunday Times, the Independent and Vogue magazine. Sara has received a number of distinguished awards including BBC Woman's Hour Top 10 Influencer in 2015 and was named 2016's "Groundbreaking Activist" by Marie Claire magazine. She has been interviewed for BBC's HardTalk and Desert Island Discs in relation to her work.