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External event, Tom Holland – Islam: Whose Story?

  • Nov 9, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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This event has not been organised by the Central London Humanist Group but we think you may be interested

The Razormind Network presents in association with British Muslims for Secular Democracy, Islamic Circles, The City Circle, The Association Of British Muslims, The Coexistence Trust, and The Ihsan Centre.

Many stories now get told about Islam’s origins today by believers and sceptics alike. How might Muslims best respond to a revisionist account of their faith’s origins? And how do we all debate such issues in a measured fashion when the global response can often be beyond anyone’s control?

We intend to look at these big issues by discussing Tom Holland’s book on early Islam, and the response to his Channel 4 film, Islam: The Untold Story.

The panelists include:

  • Tom Holland, the historian, whose latest book is In the Shadow of the Sword.
  • Sajjad Rizvi is Associate Professor of Islamic Intellectual History at the University of Exeter.
  • Kevin Sim (tbc), the director and producer, made Islam: the Untold Story.
  • Rokhsana Fiaz OBE is the Executive Director of the Coexistence Trust.

Public Event – ONLY registered attendees will be admitted on the night. Limited places available, please register on

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  • Ian S.

    never found it - no accurate location provided

    November 10, 2012

  • Nahla

    ohh, I have registered and logged in ( username + the password sent to me) but not sure where to find the map...or does that mean i missed the deadline?

    November 9, 2012

  • Steve C.

    The security arrangements for this external event will mean that if you have not registered, you will not know where the event is being held. I believe that it is now too late to register

    November 8, 2012

    • Rumit S.

      I missed the deadline also earlier today.

      November 8, 2012

  • Steve C.

    Click on the link, then use your username and password that will have been sent to you

    November 8, 2012

  • Steve C.

    Sorry if you have not been able to register, but there are security considerations. Looking forward to seeing those of you who have been able to register.

    November 8, 2012

    • Ibrahim M.

      I registered my name but my problem is the address. The map is not clear. could you please send me the right address?

      November 8, 2012

  • Asad A.

    I think I registered but am sorry I am not sure. How do I find out ?


    November 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the reminder, have registered.

    November 2, 2012

  • Steve C.

    Don't forget, you must register on if you want to go to this event

    November 2, 2012

  • Wilfred G.

    Tom Holland's account of the progression of events around the sudden Arab expansion does help to explain their openness of mind at that time, to the extent that they were so fascinated by the novelty of the new knowledge they were coming across that they set in motion the programme of translating all the works of science and philosophy they came across uncensored into Arabic: a feat which current attitudes among the faithful would render fraught with the difficulty of compliance with an ancient text.

    November 2, 2012

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