Foreign Affairs Committee to hold Public Evidence Session on Political Islam
9 September 2016
On Wednesday 14 September, the Foreign Affairs Committee will hold an evidence session on Political Islam.
This final evidence session of the inquiry will allow the Committee to hear the position of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and to weigh the arguments heard in the evidence so far against the perspective of the FCO. Among other topics, this session will address:
· The performance in power of political-Islamist parties in the Middle East & North Africa
· The attitudes of political Islamists towards violence and democracy
· The Muslim Brotherhood Review and its Main Findings
Venue: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
· Tobias Ellwood MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
· Neil Crompton, Director, Middle East & North Africa, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Proceedings will be webcast live on the Parliamentary website at www.parliamentlive.tv. Members of the public wishing to attend the meeting are advised to allow approximately 20 minutes in order to pass through security.
Members of the press with enquiries should contact Estelle Currie, Select Committee Media Officer, on 020 7219 8211 or 07834 171965, or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Crispin Blunt (Chair) (Reigate), Conservative; Mr John Baron (Basildon and Billericay), Conservative; Rt Hon Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley), Labour; Mike Gapes (Ilford South), Labour; Stephen Gethins (North East Fife), Scottish National Party; Mr Mark Hendrick (Preston), Labour; Adam Holloway (Gravesham), Conservative; Daniel Kawczynski (Shrewsbury and Atcham), Conservative; Yasmin Qureshi (Bolton South East), Labour; Andrew Rosindell (Romford), Conservative; Nadhim Zahawi (Stratford-on-Avon), Conservative