Islam & The Future of Tolerance Film Screening
LONDON – On Wednesday 30th of January, Quilliam Circle members and invited guests gathered for an intimate screening of the chart-topping film “Islam and the Future of Tolerance”, starring Quilliam founder, Maajid Nawaz and neuroscientist Sam Harris.
The film is a documentary based on a conversation had between Nawaz and Harris in 2014 about the future of Islam, and its potential for reform. While Sam took a critical view and initially argued that the doctrine is dangerous, Maajid defends the historical and future potential for reform and the two find common ground. The film was an honest and frank conversation about the challenges facing liberal Muslims today, and how to encourage the idea that Islam is compatible with modern, post-enlightenment values. The film concluded with both Nawaz and Harris learning from each other’s experiences and insights.
After the screening, Maajid and Douglas Murray, a political analyst and journalist who also appears in the film took the stage for a conversation and a Q&A with the audience. The conversation spanned from topics such as Brexit and the rise of right-wing populism to issues of integration and reform of Islamic doctrine.
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Translated by Anne-Marie Le Blé & Quilliam’s Aya Faissal.
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