Maajid Nawaz told Bill Maher tonight that he plans to sue the Southern Poverty Law Center for defamation for listing him as an "anti-Muslim extremist."

Nawaz, who wrote a book called Radical: My Journey Out of Islamist Extremism, is featured on the SPLC's page "A Journalist's Manual: Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists" and in addition to saying "the evidence suggests that Nawaz is far more interested in self-promotion and money than in any particular ideological dispute," they feature a list of actions he's taken that they say backs up this characterization.

Nawaz's placement on the SPLC list (along with Ayaan Hirsi Ali) was actually the source of some controversy last fall, and he responded at the time in a piece for The Daily Beast:

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