Thinking on Sunday: Among the Women of Isis Historic/Heritage

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Why did women join ISIS? What is the line between victim and collaborator? Azadeh Moaveni discusses an intimate account of the women who mad

Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, urged Muslims around the world to come join the caliphate. Witnessing the brutal oppression of the Assad regime in Syria, and moved to fight for justice, thousands of men and women heeded his call.

At the heart of this story is a cast of unforgettable young women who responded. Emma, from Germany; Sharmeena from Bethnal Green, London; Nour from Tunis: these were women - some still in high school - from urban families, some with university degrees and bookshelves filled with novels by Jane Austen and Dan Brown; many with cosmopolitan dreams of travel and adventure. But instead of finding a land of justice and piety, they found themselves trapped within the most brutal terrorist regime of the twenty-first century, a world of chaos and upheaval and violence.

Azadeh Moaveni discusses the story of these women. Azadeh is the author of Lipstick Jihad and the co-author, with Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, of Iran Awakening. She has lived and reported throughout the Middle East and speaks both Farsi and Arabic fluently. As one of the few American correspondents allowed to work continuously in Iran since 1999, she has reported widely on youth culture, women’s rights, and Islamic reform for Time, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, NPR, and the Los Angeles Times.

Her book, Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of Isis will be available on the day.

LINKS FOR FURTHER INFO:

Website: https://www.azadehmoaveni.com/coming-soon

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/penguinbooks/

Twitter: @AzadehMoaveni / @ScribeUKbooks / ‏

Doors 2.45pm. Start 3.00pm.

Entry £8, £5 concessions (free to Conway Hall Ethical Society members, who should book these tickets in advance)

Event is subject to capacity, without exceptions. Space will be reserved for ticket holders.

This event is in the Brockway Room on the ground floor (Accessible).


Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Greater London, WC1R 4RL

Price

Standard: GBP 8.0
Concession: GBP 5.0
Ethical Society Members: GBP 0.0

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Date(s)23 Feb 2020
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VenueConway Hall
Address25 Red Lion Square, London, Greater London,
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Event Details

Date23 Feb 2020
Time(s)3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
CostSee full price details in event description
VenueConway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
Greater London
WC1R4RL
Phone020 7405 1818
CategoryHistoric/Heritage


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