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Is Islam incompatible with Human Rights?

A series of debates interrogates the balance sheet of our attachment to rights and reviews their moral worth.

Mohammed Moulessehoul, controversial novelist and former officer in the Algerian army, is more widely known as Yasmina Khadra. His first two novels were set amid the horrors of the civil war in Algeria; his latest "Swallows of Kabul" is a love story set in Afghanistan under the Taliban regime. Khadra talks about the relationship between Islam and human rights with American scholar of comparative religion Reza Aslan. Is Islam fundamentally antithetical to the idea of human rights? Is the burgeoning Western discourse of human rights likely to attract or alienate Muslim populations in different parts of the world?
Chair: Mai Yamani associate fellow at Chatham House and author of Cradle of Islam


Mohammed Moulessehoul | talks
Reza Aslan | talks
Chair: Dr Mai Yamani | talks


Date and Time:

16 May 2005 at 7:00 pm





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