Edinburgh Research Explorer

Presenter : Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016

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

Abstract

'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?

Attending event

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016

Duration5 Aug 201629 Aug 2016
CityEdinburgh
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Other

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