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Blackwell's Bradford Present: An Evening with Human Rights Activist Sara Kh...
Wed 25 January 2017, 18:30 – 20:00 GMT
Sara Khan is a British Muslim human rights activist and the director of Inspire, a counter-extremism and women's rights organisation which she co-founded in 2009.
Sara Khan will be talking about and debating the issues raised in her new book 'The Battle for British Islam: Reclaiming Muslim Identity from Extremism'.
This will be followed by a chance for the audience to participate in what is bound to be a lively debate.
(From book description)
'Across Britain, Muslims are caught up in a battle over the very nature of their faith. And extremists appear to be gaining the upper hand. Sara Khan has spent the past decade campaigning for tolerance and equal rights within Muslim communities, and is now engaged in a new struggle for justice and understanding - the urgent need to counter Islamist-inspired extremism.In this timely and courageous book, Khan shows how previously antagonistic groups of fundamentalist Muslims have joined forces, creating pressures that British society has never before encountered. What is more, identity politics and the attitudes of both the far Right and ultra-Left have combined to give the Islamists ever-increasing power to spread their message. Unafraid to tackle some of the pressing issues of our time, Sara Khan addresses the question of how to break the cycle of extremism without alienating British Muslims. She calls for all Britons to reject divisive ideologies and introduces us to those individuals who are striving to build a safer future.' *
*The views expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect those of Blackwell's.
Admission is free but you will need to book a space to assure your admittance.
Doors open at 6.20, please assemble in the Richmond Atrium before the event begins.
Copies of the book will be available to purchase on the night in Blackwell's located in the Richmond Atrium.
Any questions about the event or getting to the venue please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01274 905149.
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Blackwell's at The University of Bradford
Richmond Building JOHN STANLEY BELL LECTURE THEATRE