Extreme ways take many different forms, be it religious fundamentalism, corruption, extreme geology or the extreme lengths people will go to in order to escape a situation. The current issue of the ‘Critical Muslim’ journal investigates the ‘Extreme’ theme and covers these very topics, and many more.

Join ‘Critical Muslim’ editor and chair for the afternoon Ziauddin Sardar and some of this issue’s contributors – including journalists Andrew Brown and Sunny Hundal, along with deputy editor Samia Rahman – for a discussion of the various kinds of extremism apparent in the world today. Together they’ll touch on Sikh, Muslim and Atheist extremism and consider the nature of ‘extreme’ activity more broadly, be it philosophical, theological and even geological.

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About The Journalists

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown is a leader writer and editorial board Member at the ‘Guardian’ and former editor for the Belief section of Comment is Free.

Sunny Hundal

Sunny Hundal is a journalist, a writer and a lecturer on digital journalism at Kingston University. He writes mostly on current affairs, including UK politics, race relations, religion and free speech. He is also author of ‘India Dishonoured’.


Samia Rahman

Samia Rahman is director of the Muslim Institute and a deputy editor of Critical Muslim, the acclaimed quarterly publication of the Muslim Institute.

Ziauddin Sardar

Ziauddin Sardar is a broadcaster and cultural critic. He has authored over 50 books, is consulting editor of ‘Futures’, chair of the Muslim Institute and Editor of ‘Critical Muslim’, a quarterly magazine of new thinking on Islam.