Battle of Ideas: How does the centre left counter extremism?
6pm, Wednesday 11 January 2017
Wilson room, Portcullis House, Westminster, SW1A 0AA
Liam Byrne MP Author, Black Flag Down: Counter Extremism, Defeating ISIS, and Winning the Battle of Ideas
Ed Husain Author, The Islamist and Senior advisor, Centre on Religion and Geopolitics
Amina Lone Co-director, Social Action and Research Foundation
Chair: Naushabah Khan Former parliamentary candidate, Rochester and Strood
Our panellists will be discussing tackling extremism in British communities. Liam Byrne has recently published Black Flag Down: Counter Extremism, Defeating ISIS, and Winning the Battle of Ideas, a book bringing together 2 years of research with young British Muslims, interviews with intelligence and police officers, and frontline reports from the Middle East. This book was recently reviewed for Progress by Ed Husain and Amina Lone recently published a piece on Progress about Sharia councils in Britain, and the increasingly concerning balance of faith versus state.
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