OxGAPS hosts event with the theme “Are islam and democratic liberalism destined to clash?”

akyolProminent Turkish writer and journalist Mustafa Akyol was the guest speaker at an event hosted by OxGAPS at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford on Friday 23 May, 2014. Akyol, author of the book “Islam without extremes, a Muslim case for liberty” addressed the theme “Are Islam and democratic liberalism destined to clash?”

Ali Aslan Gumusay (Magdalen College/Said Business School) was the discussant during the event which was chaired by OxGAPS Forum Convenor, Dennis Sammut (St Peter’s College/History Faculty). The presentations were followed by a lively Q and A session with the participation of an active audience from across the university community.

audience 2The event was jointly organised by OXGAPS (The Oxford Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies Forum)  and the Oxford University Islamic Society.

A summary of the proceedings will be available on this website shortly.



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