Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016

  • Khadijah Elshayyal (Presenter)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition

Description

'Let Extremists Speak!', a talk given at The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas - The Beltane Engagement Network at the Edinburgh Festival.

In the name of safeguarding and security, British counter-terrorism legislation is becoming increasingly restrictive of expression that is deemed to support ‘non-violent extremism’. This restriction of expression seems counter-intuitive to some of our most cherished British liberal values. Researcher Khadijah Elshayyal asks: Can we justify the restriction of free speech and talk about promoting ‘British values’ at the same time? Is restrictive legislation the best approach to tackling the threat of radicalisation in our communities? And, come to that, when did ‘radical’ become such a dirty word?
Period22 Aug 2016
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom