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Live Blog: Moazzam Begg talking at Kingston University on ‘Confronting the Rise to Racism’

By Tessa Neal Feb 23, 2017
Moazzam Begg (REX)

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee British Muslim Moazzam Begg will discuss combating racism following the recent rise in hate crime in the UK and Trump’s rise to power.

Issues of Islamophobia, anti-refugee racism, discrimination and KU’s potential to build resistance to Trump will be discussed.

Moazzam will be joined by speakers Feisal Daud, secretary of KU’s Stand Up to Racism group, and Hamad Momim from KU Student’s Union and representative of the Society Working Group.

Moazzam was released from the detention camp in 2005 without charge after enduring torture for nearly three years.

The ‘Confronting the Rise to Racism’ talk takes place on Thursday 23 at Penrhyn Road Campus in room JG4002 from 6pm to 8pm.

Follow our liveblog here to keep up to date with what is happening.


By Tessa Neal

Tessa is a News Editor for The River and is currently studying a bachelors degree in Journalism with Human Rights at Kingston University. She has previously worked for the Newsquest Media Group, Pollstation opinion sharing network and with the social impact charity Be Enriched.

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