Institute of Ideas Event

From Fatwa and Book-Burning to Jihad and Hate Laws: Twenty Years of Free-Speech Wars
Thursday 12 February 2009, 7-9pm @ Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH

Two speakers will give lectures exploring the impact of the Rushdie affair on our perceptions of free speech, multiculturalism and Islam:

Kenan Malik, author, From Fatwa to Jihad: the Salman Rushdie affair and its legacy (forthcoming)

Tariq Modood MBE, professor of sociology, Bristol University; director, University Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship

Claire Fox will then chair a panel debating the issues and the audience will also have their say in what promises to be a lively discussion.

Respondents include:

Jo Glanville, editor, Index on Censorship
Stephen Law, Provost, Centre for Inquiry London
Amol Rajan, reporter at the Independent
This event is in association with Index on Censorship and Bishopsgate Institute

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