The Quilliam Foundation have been removed from next week's British Muslim Awards shortlist.

The foundation had been listed in the 'Spirit of Britain' Award section but a statement on the awards Facebook page reads, "In light of recent activity, The British Muslim Awards, after careful consideration, have come to the decision that it can no longer promote the Quilliam Foundation as a finalist, and thus it's nomination has been removed with immediate effect."

It follows the controversy generated by a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad tweeted by Maajid Nawaz who heads the organisation.

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