For more than a generation, the idea that the Cold War would be succeeded by a new conflict – between Islam and the West – has dominated. The events of 9/11 seemed to confirm this prophecy, but Peter Oborne’s remarkable new book, The Fate of Abraham, questions this perceived wisdom.

Peter is joined by asylum solicitor and human rights activist Tawseef Khan, the author of Muslim, Actually, to expose the dangerous and destructive fantasy that has led to murderous attacks on Muslims around the world, and signal the way to a clearer and more truthful mutual understanding that will benefit us all in the long run.

Join our panellists as they explore the fundamental question: whether the West and Islam are compatible, and why this matters for today’s world.

About The Authors

Peter Oborne

Peter Oborne is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster who has worked for various newspapers, including the Spectator, the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph, where he was the chief political commentator until his resignation from the paper in 2015. He now writes for Middle East Eye. He is the author of numerous books, including The Rise of Political Lying (2005), Wounded Tiger (2014) and the Sunday Times bestseller The Assault on Truth (2021). He lives in Wiltshire.


Tawseef Khan

Tawseef Khan is a qualified solicitor specialising in immigration and asylum law and a human rights activist with over ten years of experience working on refugee and Muslim issues. In 2016 he obtained a doctoral degree from the University of Liverpool, where his thesis explored the fairness of the British asylum system. He was a recipient of a 2017 Northern Writers Award. He is a Muslim and lives in Manchester.