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A Conversation About Birmingham's Muslims: in the City, of the City

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Bertha Wright Room

The Church at Carrs Lane

Carrs Lane

Birmingham

B4 7SX

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A few months ago, Birmingham and its Muslim communities came under intense scrutiny when the media reported that the person behind the Westminster terror attacks lived in the city. Consider newspaper headlines relating to that incident suggesting Birmingham was a ‘jihadi hotbed’ in conjunction with the now debunked Trojan Horse allegations and the infamous comments made during a Fox News interview that Birmingham was ‘Muslim-only’ and it would be very easy to conclude that the city and its Muslims are ‘problematic’.

Research undertaken at the University of Birmingham would however dispute this.

This event seeks to challenge some of these narratives by presenting findings from both old and new research about Birmingham and its Muslim communities. Bringing together leading Birmingham-based social scientists including Chris Allen and Özlem Ögtem Young with the general public, the event will consider the diversity of Birmingham’s Muslim communities alongside such notions as belonging, identity and ‘home’.

The event is designed to appeal to a non-specialist audience and so is open to all. Rather than ‘presenting’ research, the event will be informal and 'conversational' and will ensure opportunities for questions to be asked.

The event is free to attend but numbers are limited and so registration is necessary. Hot cold drinks as also light snacks will be available at the start of the event.

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Bertha Wright Room

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