Anthropologist, Islamic scholar and filmmaker Ambassador Akbar Ahmed explores Islam in Europe and the place of Islam in European history and civilization in this unprecedented study. Shot across the continent in countries including Germany, the UK, France, Spain, and Bosnia, the film introduces us to people from all walks of life: presidents and prime ministers, archbishops, chief rabbis, grand muftis, heads of right-wing parties, and everyday Europeans from a variety of backgrounds.

Join Ambassador Akbar S Ahmed, the Ibn Khaldun chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, DC, for a Q&A after the film.


Akbar S Ahmed

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic studies at American University in Washington, DC and the former Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland. He is the author of over a dozen award-winning books and has been called ‘the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam’ by the BBC.

Aftab Malik

Aftab Malik is the former Scholar-in-Residence at the Lebanese Muslim Association, Sydney, and a former Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Ethnicity and Culture (University of Birmingham). He is currently a designated Global Expert on Muslim affairs for the UN Alliance of Civilizations and serves as an advisory board member for the British Council’s “Our Shared Future” project based in Washington D.C., which aims to improve the public conversation about Muslims and intercultural relations in the US and Europe.