Friday, October 5, 2007

Secular Islamist Conference

Here are several videos from the conference on building a secular, rational society within the Islamic world and culture. There are several parts here and I will describe them.

First up is the press conference that was held for the conference. Part one 24:00 minutes. Part two is about 50:00 minutes. Most English but some Arabic.

Ibn Warraq on the purpose of the summit and what it wishes to accomplish. Followed by Irshad Manji. Part one about 25 minutes, part two about 35 minutes.

Panel 2 on Inside the Jihadi Mind with with Tawfik Hamid, Tashbih Sayyed and Nibras Kazimi. Part one 17 minutes. Part 2 about 24 minutes. Part 3 about 27 minutes.

Panel 3 on Rediscovering Secular Traditions in the Islamic world. Part one about 35 minutes, part two about 22 minutes.

Panel 4 on Separation of Mosque and State with Shaker al-Nabulsi, Afshin Ellian, Salameh Nematt and Walid Phares. Part one 26 minutes; part two 37 minutes; part three 40 minutes.

Panel 5 on Secularism and Islamic Thought with Nonie Darwish, Amir Taheri, Wafa Sultan and Ibn Warraq. Part one 44 minutes; part two 42 minutes; Part three 45 minutes.

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