Islam: what are you afraid of?

Waleed Aly will discuss the rise of ISIS and Islamist extremism in general, including his thoughts on how the movement ought to be combatted in parts of the Middle East where it has taken a stronghold.

He will also delve into how the Muslim community in Australia is faring and how Muslim groups in Australia regard Islamist extremism and 'terror attacks'. Given the growing fear in response to the increasing number of terror attacks in recent years, Waleed will discuss how extremism has affected the great majority of Muslim communities not just in Australia, but across the world.

This event is being held in conjunction with the La Trobe Ideas and Society Program. Ideas and Society is La Trobe's leading intellectual debate series, which bring together prominent speakers to discuss current issues facing our community.


  • Professor Robert Manne
  • Waleed Aly

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