The Big Question: How Free Is Speech? A debate looking at the limits of Free Speech in the West, should freedom to insult Religion be allowed, while Freedom to criticise Western values be prohibited? This debate took place on Friday 13th February 2015 at Queen Mary University of […]
On the 10th May 2015, the BBC broadcast a pre-recorded program, ‘The Big Questions’ celebrating 800 years of the Magna Carta (an agreement between wealthy Barons and the English Monarchy, to limit his powers). The program’s title for discussion was ‘Has Human Rights Law Achieved more than Religion?’, […]
A friendly and frank discussion and debate upon the question as to whether Muslims should participate in Secular Democracy in the West.
According to staunch feminist Amina Wadud, she claims that ISIS is a “wake-up call” for Muslims who reject a reformation of Islam. Ziba Mir-Hosseini, a Feminist activist and legal anthropologist agrees with Amina, arguing that the existence of ISIS should *force* Muslims to “wake up” to the need […]
On the 23rd April 2015, the prestigious Cambridge Union, at Cambridge University debated the motion ‘This House Believes the West is the Blame for Islamic Extremism (Terrorism)’. The debate motion had three speakers in proposition of the motion, and three in opposition of the motion. The debate was concluded with a vote to determine whether the ‘house’ adopts the motion or rejects it.