Good Muslim or bad Muslim? Moderate or radical? Establishment or grassroots? Global or local? Exploring the ways, we mobilise, conform, rebel and evolve, Asim Qureshi’s new book, A Virtue of Disobedience, examines our agency.
He will be in conversation with fellow panellists Hareem Ghani, National Union of Student (NUS) Women’s Officer, and Dr Narzanin Massoumi, author of ‘Muslim Women, Social Movements and the War on Terror’.

Asim Qureshi
Asim has a law degree and a masters degree in Human Rights and Islamic Law. He is the Research Director of the advocacy organisation CAGE, and since 2004 has specialised in investigating the impact of the global War on Terror. His is the author of the 2009 book, Rules of the Game: Detention, Deportation, Disappearance and is the author of a forthcoming title ‘A Virtue of Disobedience’. He co-founded the book review website The Bookslamist and is currently completing a PhD in International Conflict Analysis.

Malia Bouattia

Malia is an activist, the former President of the National Union of Students, co-founder of the Students not Suspects/Educators not Informants Network and presenter/panellist on British Muslim TV’s Women Like Us. She also writes for The New Arab, Aljazeera the Middle East Eye and has recently contributed to the newly published For the Many: Preparing Labour For Power alongside Ken Loach, Jon Lansman and others.

Date and Time:
Sunday, 29th April 2018
10:30am – 11:30am


Auditorium, Knowledge Centre, The British Library
96 Euston Road,
King’s Cross, London


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