sayeeda-warsi

Sayeeda Warsi

The Enemy Within

Festival of Ideas/
Tue 11 April 2017

Sayeeda Warsi

The Enemy Within

sayeeda-warsi
Tue 11 April 2017,

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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