LSESU Atheist, Secularist and Humanist Society public debate
Date: Tuesday 15 October 2013
Venue: CLM4.02, Clement House
Speakers: Akeela Ahmed, Dr Edie Friedman, Dr Taj Hargey, Maryam Namazie
Chair: Professor Chetan Bhatt
Is the Niqab (face veil) a human right, a security concern or a symbol of oppression? Given the most recent events, this debate will shed some light on this controversial topic.
Akeela Ahmed is is the Muslim Family Specialist with the Christian Muslim Forum and member of a national level government working group on anti-Muslim hatred.
Edie Friedman is the founder and Executive Director of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality.
Taj Hargey is the Director of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford.
Maryam Namazie is the founder and spokesperson for Equal Rights Now, One Law for All and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain.
Professor Chetan Bhatt is the Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE.
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