San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Is Islam compatible with democracy?
Mehdi Hasan goes Head to Head with Tariq Ramadan, the Islamic scholar and one of the top ten thinkers in the world. Is Islam is compatible with democracy? Has the Muslim Brotherhood experiment failed? and How does the Arab world develop political systems that reject both theocracy and dictatorship?
With the participation of special guests and the Oxford Union audience, this robust interview will look at all sides of the arguments. Tariq Ramadan, whose grandfather founded the Muslim Brotherhood, has been at the forefront in showing how Islam can be progressive and has been a force for equality, education and justice.
So what have been the successes and failures since the Arab Spring? How can Muslim-majority democracies ensure equal rights to minorities? And what role should political Islam play in the development of the Middle East?
This event will be televised for global broadcast on Al Jazeera.
Thumnail image: Umar Nasir on Flickr (Creative Commons)
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Al Jazeera: Head to Head
Head to Head is Al Jazeera’s forum for ideas, hosted by Mehdi Hasan.
The show tackles the big issues of our time, like faith, democracy and freedom of speech and includes a Q&A with the audience at the Oxford Union.