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Muslim Women's Association of Edinburgh (MWAE) and the Radical Independence Campaign (RIC) invite you to a evening of discussion, sharing ideas and myth busting.

We are delighted to announce that we have two great speakers to introduce our discussion.

They are Smina Akhtar, a PhD researcher at the University of Bath where she is studying the impact of the Prevent strategy in Scotland and Zareen Taj from MWAE, a community activist and Stop the War campaigner.


The fallout after every political event for the last decade or so has been a worrying shift to the right in this country and indeed globally.

Concerted campaigning against UKIP may mean that they will be off our political landscape soon but our main government politics continue to wallow in racist rhetoric against refugees, migrants and "people who don't speak English".

Pushing through legislation like Prevent that is proven to be harmful for communities and global media scaremongering of Sharia law "taking over" engenders fear daily. Is it any wonder then that individuals have been driven to carry out attacks resulting in the death of MP Jo Cox last year and Makram Ali this year in the Finsbury Park mosque attack?

As hate-crime figures continue to rise we need to find local and effective strategies to counter hate.

Join Muslim Women's Association of Edinburgh and the Radical Independence Campaign for a discussion and bring your ideas we'll bring the snacks!

All welcome!

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