These are the slides I used at my talk for the excellent Big BookEnd festival in Leeds, UK, during June 2015. I’m very grateful to Fiona Gell and her team for the invitation to speak. The talk is based on this chapter in my co-edited collection of essays Islam in the West: Key Issues in multiculturalism (Palgrave 2012). The material in the chapter is updated with new material on Islamic State, and the talk applies my new discourse of ‘critical multiculturalism‘ as a means of suggesting a better response to violent Islamism than we have at present.
Here are the slides Islamism Terror West PDF
Here are Richard Benn’s photos of the event. (Not only does the Big BookEnd have a great publicity machine, they also have an excellent photographer.) And check the photos carefully to spot some of the students from the University of Texas at Austin attending Prof Ben Carrington’s #LeedsMaymester2015, taking his course ‘Sport and English Society’.
Dialogue will be welcomed.