Islam : débat avec Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Ayaan Hirsi Ali:

Islam [Inspiration & Support for Secular Families]

 THE MOTION: 6th October 2010, "Islam is a religion of peace" Chair: John Donvan, Correspondent for ABC News


Zeba Khan: Writer and advocate for Muslim-American civic engagement. Born and raised in Ohio by devout Muslim parents, she attended Hebrew school for 9 years all while actively participating in her local Muslim community. In 2008, she launched Muslim-Americans for Obama, an online network to mobilize Muslim-American voters in support of the Obama presidential campaign. Since then, she continues to work on issues of Muslim-American civic engagement and was recognized for her work by the American Society for Muslim Advancement as a 2009 Muslim Leader of Tomorrow

Maajid Nawaz: Co-founder of the Quilliam Foundation, and former prisoner in Egypt. He served on the UK national leadership for the Islamist party Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT), and was involved in HT for almost 14 years. He was a founding member of HT in Denmark and Pakistan and eventually served four years in an Egyptian prison as a "prisoner of conscience" adopted by Amnesty International. In prison, Nawaz gradually began changing his views until he finally renounced the Islamist Ideology for traditional Islam and inclusive politics.


Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Born in Somalia and raised a devout Muslim. She escaped an arranged marriage by immigrating to the Netherlands in 1992 and served as a member of the Dutch parliament for 3 years. She has since become an active critic of fundamentalist Islam, an advocate for women's rights and a leader in the campaign to reform Islam, establishing the AHA Foundation in 2007

Douglas Murray: Associate Director of the Henry Jackson Society. He was formerly Director of the Centre for Social Cohesion (CSC), a non-partisan think-tank in Westminster, London, which was founded in 2007 to promote human rights, tolerance and greater cohesion among the UK's ethnic and religious communities and within wider British society. The CSC was the first think-tank in the UK to specialise in studying radicalisation and extremism within Britain. In 2011 it was merged with the Henry Jackson Society. Murray's writings have appeared across the British and foreign press. A columnist for Standpoint magazine, he writes for many other publications, including the Spectator, and appears regularly across the British and foreign broadcast media. In 2005 he published the critically acclaimed Neoconservatism: Why We Need It which Christopher Hitchens praised in the Washington Examiner as 'a very cool but devastating analysis' The British historian Andrew Roberts hailed him 'The right's answer to Michael Moore' continuing, 'This book shows how to fight and win the War on Terror'

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