sayeeda-warsi

Sayeeda Warsi

The Enemy Within

Festival of Ideas/
Tue 11 April 2017
18:30-19:45
Wills Memorial Building
Free Admission

Sayeeda Warsi

The Enemy Within

sayeeda-warsi
Tue 11 April 2017,
18:30-19:45
Wills Memorial Building
Free Admission

Islamophobia has spiked dramatically in the past decade. How did this state of affairs come to pass? What are the lessons and challenges for the future – and how can Muslim communities and their neighbours pull together?

Sayeeda Warsi draws on her own unique position in British life, as the child of Pakistani immigrants, an outsider, who became an insider, the UK’s first Muslim Cabinet minister, to explore questions of cultural difference, terrorism, surveillance, social justice, religious freedom, integration and the meaning of ‘British values’. Looking at changing attitudes and policy, especially over the last fifteen years, she examines whether the UK’s counter terrorism strategy has been effective or counterproductive and what Britain’s Muslim communities might have become had the war on terror not happened.

To ensure we can include as many audience questions as possible on the night, we are collecting them at time of booking.

Image credit: Andrew Parsons/Parsons Media

 

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This event is free, but booking is required. Booking opens Mon 27 February 2017. Online booking is via Eventbrite and managed by Festival of Ideas. Please use the contact function in Eventbrite or get in touch with any online booking queries.

We have restricted the number of tickets that can be booked to one per transaction. This has been introduced in an effort to stop people automatically booking multiple tickets without confirming if they have guests to go with them. We hope this will help to limit the number of ‘no shows’ at the events, which currently run at around 35% of bookings.  If you need more than one ticket, you can click on the booking link again. The little extra effort involved will hopefully put off those who don’t really need more than one, but not those who do.

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