Is this really about counter terrorism?

No. We believe it is vital to work against violence and harmful extremes in any society. But New Horizons is rooted in a concern for how Islamic thought should be understood in the modern world, on its own terms.

It is about promoting the integrity and contextualisation of Islamic thought and promoting the integration of individuals into a strong and healthy society. We believe it is important to have a positive and compelling idea of what we are for, not only what we are against.