Why are Muslim men portrayed as inherently violent? Does the veil violate women’s rights? Is Islam stopping Muslims from integrating? In The Muslim Problem, Tawseef Khan challenges stereotypes from both inside and outside the faith and shows that while we may think we know all about Islam, we are often wrong about even the most basic facts.
For this roundtable discussion Tawseef Khan has curated a group of thinkers and writers, to talk about some of the issues raised in his book. Leyla Jagiella is the author of the forthcoming Among the Eunuchs: A Muslim Transgender Journey; Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is an educator, writer and poet from Leeds, she is the author of the poetry collection Postcolonial Banter and co-author of the anthology, A Fly Girl’s Guide to University: Being a woman of colour at Cambridge and other institutions of power and elitism; Miqdaad Versi is director for media monitoring at the Muslim Council of Britain.
Tawseef Khan is a qualified solicitor, specialising in immigration and asylum law and a human rights activist. He was the recipient of a Northern Writers Award in 2017 and lives in Manchester.
This pre-recorded event is available to ticket holders to watch on demand until 31 October
Captions will be provided for this event.