Tariq Modood a guest on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week
10 February 2009
Professor Tariq Modood from the University’s Department of Sociology and the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship was part of a discussion about fatwas and free speech on BBC Radio 4's Start the week yesterday [Monday 9 February].
Two decades after a fatwa was imposed on Salman Rushdie, Tariq and Kenan Malik discuss with the presenter, Andrew Marr, the consequences for freedom of expression.
The writer and broadcaster Kenan Malik argues that we have ‘internalised the fatwa’ and that free expression is facing more limits than ever before. Tariq Modood believes that certain restrictions are important in order to have respectful debates in a multicultural society.
You can listen to the interview by following the above link to the Start the Week website.