On the 29th of June 2011, Quilliam’s Head of Outreach and Training, Ghaffar Hussain, spoke at an event entitled ‘The Power of Religion’ organised by London Metropolitan University. His presentation focused on the role theology and scripture plays in political violence. Ghaffar sought to present political violence as being primarily driven by non-theological factors such as political conflicts, local grievances and ideological frameworks. The presentation was followed by a lively Q and A.