Regrettably, due to circumstances outside of the Festival’s control, Radicalism and Tolerance has been cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment and inconvenience caused. Ticket buyers can arrange an exchange or refund by emailing Ticketmaster at

In a time of rising extremism around the world, discover first-hand why former Islamist extremist Maajid Nawaz, political commentator Ali A Rizvi and author Yasmine Mohammed are on a quest for peace and tolerance. They make their first appearance in New Zealand, exclusive to Writers & Readers, in conversation with John Campbell

Maajid Nawaz (pictured) shares his experience as a young Islamist extremist in his memoir, Radical, which spurred him to found the world’s first anti-radicalisation organisation, Quilliam. Ali A Rizvi is the author of The Atheist Muslim: A Journey from Religion to Reason and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Yasmine Mohammed is a college instructor, activist, podcaster and author of an upcoming memoir, From Al Qaeda to Atheism.

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Friday 09 Mar

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