Is Islam a Religion of Peace?

A screening of the Intelligence Squared debate 'Islam is a Religion of Peace'

Is the rise of terrorism and violence justifiably traced to the teachings of Islam, or is this call to war a twisted interpretation of the true Muslim faith? Most of the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims are moderates who see Islamic terrorism as a violation of their sacred texts. Is it wrong to let a radical minority represent authentic Islam? Has fear blinded us to its lessons of tolerance and peace.

Debating for the motion is Zeba Khan and Maajid Nawaz. Debating against, are Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Douglas Murray.

The debate will be followed by a discussion about the points raised in the debate.

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Tuesday, 31 January 2012 19:00


Baines Wing 1.14