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Friday, October 11, 2019

Islamophobia – does it exist?

Time: 3:30pm to 5pm

How should we define Islamophobia and does it exist?

£6 full price and £4 concession

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This panel will discuss the blurred lines on religion, race and freedom of speech and the issue of Islamophobia in the UK today. 

Chaired by Anas Sarwar MSP, convener of the Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Tackling Islamophobia, the panel includes:

  • Dr Katy Sian, Senior lecturer in Sociology at the University of York
  • Mohammed Amin MBE, former Chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum
  • Safia Ali, Chief Executive Officer for the Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre
  • Dr Khadijah Elshayyal, Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh 



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  • are accessible by lift or level access, and venues are accessible to wheelchair users
  • welcome guide dogs or other assistance dogs
  • are fitted with induction loop facilities

Please contact us in advance if you have any access requirements. 

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