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The Inner Lives of Troubled Young Muslims

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Anila Baig Interviewed by Stephen Law

Saturday, 26 March 2022

4:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

Journalist and commentator Yasmin Alibhai Brown launches a new report on what it is like to be a young British Muslim today and is joined by one of the authors, fellow journalist Anila Baig.

There is a great deal of ignorance of what is going on in the minds of young British Muslims. Little research has been done, partly because of fear of stigmatising or causing offence. The report, instigated by Alibhai-Brown, reveals what it’s like to be a young impressionable British Muslim during a time of rising suspicion, fear, and prejudice. Many agree with Baroness Warsi about the Government’s anti-terrorist Prevent Strategy when she said it is ‘broken. I think it is toxic’. The war in Iraq also turned some young Muslims against the British Government. As a result of competing family, religious, cultural, and social pressures, many Young Muslims hide their true identities and lead double lives, which can lead to anxiety and depression.

The collection of papers by six female Muslim authors: two academics, two journalists, and two experts on British Muslim matters, provides insights into the turmoil being experienced by many young British Muslims, and what we can do to help. It views young Muslims through the lens of well-being, rather than as a potential threat.

Alibhai-Brown is a British journalist and author who has written extensively on issues of diversity and social justice. Her books include In Defence of Political Correctness, Refusing The Veil, and Exotic England: The Making of A Curious Nation. Baig is a journalist from Bradford. She has worked for her local newspaper the Bradford Telegraph and Argus and for The Sun and The Mirror. Discussions are chaired by Dr Stephen Law, a philosopher and academic, author of bestselling introductions to philosophy for adults and children, and editor of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Journal Think.

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Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Symington Wines of the Douro Valley International Literary Properties Supporters of the festival green room The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner European Union Delegation of the European Union to the United Kingdom Cultural Relations Platform Supporter of the festival's Voices of Europe programme Owen Mumford Supporter of programme of science and medicine and annual science and innovation award BBC World Service International radio partner University of Oxford FT Weekend Title partner Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller The Randolph Hotel by Graduate Hotels Sponsor of the festival crime fiction programme Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Marlene Hauser Mary and Cecil Quillen Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture Jill Dunsmore David Isaac Carole and John Allen Lucian Hudson Pank Koria CEO of Project People Masumi and Jonathan Dobson Miles Young Emily Rose and James Marrow Supporters of the programme of American literature and culture George Warren Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture John Roberts Trinity College Trinity College St Cross College St Cross College Lincoln College Lincoln College Worcester College Worcester College New College Exeter College Exeter College: college home of the festival The Feathers Hotel Woodstock festival hotel Critchleys Accountants to the festival Project People Foodbuy Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Paul Bloomfield Ltd Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre City Audio Visual Racalia Olive Oil Olive oil from Sicily Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Royal Academy of Arts Siren Communications Siren Communications - corporate consultants Chêne Bleu Wines of Provence Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese James Currey Society Hattus Books Hattus Books La Cave Musik Pusey House Cervantes Institute, London Confucius Institute Literature Ireland Pasture to Plate