(France, 1949) is an authority on the Islam. In his latest book De globalisering van de islam (The globalisation of the Islam) Olivier Roy researches the consequences for the Islam of globalisation. His work is supported by a vast amount of factual material. From The Twin Towers to the French suburbs and from the trainings camps in Afganistan to the Dutch integration policies; in a convincing manner Roy manages to place the Islamic world in a new perspective. Olivier Roy is one of the most outstanding authorities on the Islam at this moment. He is attached to the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Centre of Scientific Research). Other titles written by him are: Islam and Resistance in Afghanistan; The Failure of Political Islam; The New Central Asia: The Creation of Nations, en Vers un islam européen (Towards an European Islam).
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Five panel members, chaired by publicist Michaël Zeeman, discuss the situation of mutual distrust between East and West. From where does this distrust arise? Are the anti Western sentiments that are now felt, specifically of these times, or do they go much further back in history? How does the Eurpean Islam evolve?
Including Tariq Ramadan, philosopher, now living in Switzerland, author of To be a European Muslim, who enjoys a great deal of support amongst young Muslims living in the French suburbs; Paul Scheffer, professor in the field of urban issues and publicist in the field of multicultural society in the Netherlands and the rest of Europe; the Malaysian writer, poet and editor Eddin Khoo; Farid Esack, Muslim scientist from South Africa and former apartheid fighter, and Olivier Roy from France, an expert on the Islam and author of the recently published book The globalisation of the Islam.
The afternoon will be openend with an introduction by Michaël Zeeman, and finishes with a discussion amongst the audience.
On these pages, you can listen to the first or second part of the debate.