5 November 2012, 19.30-21.00 Price: £7.00 / £6.00. Contact Watershed, Bristol on: 0117 927 5100, book online, or visit in person.
A British Pakistani who grew up in Essex, Maajid Nawaz was recruited into political Islam as a teenager. He joined Hizb al-Tahrir (the Liberation Party) where he played a central role in the shaping and dissemination of an aggressive anti-West narrative. Arriving in Egypt the day before 9/11 his views soon led to his arrest, imprisonment and mental torture, before being thrown into solitary confinement in a Cairo jail reserved for political prisoners. There, while mixing with everyone from the assassins of Egypt’s president to Liberal reformists, he was adopted by Amnesty International as a Prisoner of Conscience, underwent an intellectual transformation and on his release after four years, he publically renounced the Islamist ideology that had defined his life, though he remains a Muslim. Maajid will be interviewed by writer and journalist Shiv Malik. They will discuss his journey and the work he now does to undermine the beliefs he had once been prepared to die for.
This is an event held by Bristol Festival of Ideas
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In March 2012, Salaam Shalom were chosen and engaged in a Foreign Commonwealth Office and Young Muslim Advisory Group project, where we hosted an international exchange of future Maldivian leaders. Press Play to listen to highlights from our discussions!
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Thank you so much to everyone who came to Discover Me! Many Thanks to M-Shed for supporting this event.
Special thanks to Naif Pierre [M-Shed], Abdul Jamal, YAKEEN, Maz Shar, Vernon Harwood [BBC], Rob Hurford, Ruben Kostucki, Jony Levin, Ruth Hennel, Nawaaz Hussain, Shamil Ahmed, Frank Thomas, Kamola Zakirova & Mina Abassi, for your contributions!
Thanks to UoB Spotlights Society for your immersive performances held throughout M-Shed on Saturday 11th [Joe Banks, Rose Bonsier, Theo Scholefield, Sophia Pervilhac, Oli Arnoldi, Delphi Lythgoe, Katies O'Leary, Natasha Percival]. And for your performance on Sunday 12th ‘Faces In a Crowd’ [Katie Sherrard, Claudia Jolly, Marrietta Kirkbride, Becky Ripley, Jenny Davies, Rosalind Russell, Henry Lambert, Ed Philips, Lexi Hearth, Imogen Comrie] It was funny, intelligent, moving and contemporary- the audience were captivated!
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