The Trouble with Islam Today
Friday, 1 March 2013 from 19:30 to 21:00 (GMT)
Oxford, United Kingdom
HAS ISLAM BEEN HIJACKED BY EXTREMISTS?
DOES ISLAM NEED REFORM?
DO CRITICS SIMPLY ENCOURAGE ISLAMOPHOBIA? OR IS THERE TOO LITTLE CRITICISM TO BEGIN WITH?
author of The Problem with Islam Today
Political director of the Huffington Post and host of The Café on Aljazeera, and others for a no-holds-barred discussion of Islam today.
“I refuse to join an army of automatons,” said Irshad Manji, “Why are we all being held hostage by what’s happening between Palestinians and Israelis? Who is the real coloniser of Muslims – America or Arabia? And How can we read the Quran literally when it’s so contradictory and ambiguous?”
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Al Jazeera: Head to Head
Head to Head is Al Jazeera’s new forum for ideas, hosted by Mehdi Hasan.
The show tackles the big issues of our time, like faith, democracy and freedom of speech in front of a live audience at the Oxford Union.