Next in Q Episode 8: Sara Khan – Radically Candid

27th March 2019

Tune in to a new episode of Quilliam’s ‘Next in Q’ podcast with your host Quilliam International’s Director of Policy, David Toube, as he continues his conversation with Sara Khan, Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism, in this second part, about the challenges of her role in tackling extremism.

Extremists, when they do come into power, they seek to curtail somebody’s human rights, whether its gay rights, whether it’s promoting antisemitism, or promoting anti-Muslim hatred, or they’re promoting misogyny, there’s always somebody they’ve got an opposition to, they seek to curtail their rights

So I take the view that in our effort to counter extremism, we need to subscribe to human rights principles and norms and equality values, freedom of speech … I’m a firm believer, for example that, rather than curtailing speech, we need more speech, we need to counter the speech, effectively counter the arguments of extremists.



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