Saturday, October 21, 2006

November event




Holland’s experience - Britain’s warning?

Monday 6th November, 6.30 for 7pm

Institute of Commonwealth Studies, 28 Russell Square, London WC1

The murder in Amsterdam of Theo Van Gogh left the Netherlands in shock as liberal ideas of free speech clashed with fundamentalist Islamic conviction. Since then, the Dutch social and political landscape has been transformed.

Two years on, is Britain sleepwalking into the same situation? Will we see a new era of fear-induced censorship and self-censorship? How real is the threat to our culture?

Best-selling author and commentator Douglas Murray, whose latest book is Neoconservatism: why we need it, has written and broadcast extensively about the Dutch experience and the growth of Islamicism. A fellow of the Social Affairs Unit, he has appeared regularly on the BBC, Sky, MSNBC and Fox, and lectures throughout Europe and America. His forthright and provocative viewpoint will ensure that the evening will be a fascinating one..

‘The Right’s answer to Michael Moore’ - Andrew Roberts

‘Whether one agrees with him or not, Murray has made a valuable contribution to the global battle of ideas’ - the leading Arabic daily Asharq Alawsat

Please RSVP to Peter at prwhittle@btopenworld.com

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