Brotherhood, sharia and democracy


Lecture by Ibrahim El-Houdaiby

Wednesday 6. March 2013, 17:00

Venue: Wergeland

Host: Litteraturhuset

Entrance: Free entry

Radical Islam can be characterised by anti-democratic ideas. But what about the moderate forms of Islam – are they compatible with freedom of speech and democracy? The Muslim Brotherhood has been a leading force for change in Egypt. What is the current position of the Brotherhood and what place should religion have in Egyptian society? Ibrahim El-Houdaiby is a scholar, writer and Tahrir Square activist. His family has been central to the Brotherhood and his grandfather was one of its leading thinkers. Houdaiby has himself been a spokesperson for the Brotherhood, but has now left the organisation. In this lecture he talks about the Brotherhood, sharia and religion in Egypt. The lecture will be held in English.