"Friday 14 Jun 2013, 18:45 - 20:30
Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, London, W1H 4LP
Recent years have brought Salafi ideology to the view of many. It is often labelled as an extremist and reactionary interpretation of Islam and at times associated with militant activity of seen as the global version of Wahabism.
What is Salafism? Is it a Saudi state-sponsored ideology? Who are Salafis? and what do they actually believe? This talk will explore these questions in order to shed a light on the ideology and its followers.
Kashif Zakiuddin completed a BA in History and Arabic at SOAS where he went on to read a Masters in History. He has spent time in various countries around the Middle East with a substantial stretch in Syria. He has also been academically involved in the Salafi movement and its various forms in the UK throughout the last twenty years, understanding the subtleties and nuances in the different forms of the movement, both domestically and globally.
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