Rumi's Cave / Talks



A Critical look at the Past & Presence of Muslims in Europe. 

Led by Danjuma Bihari Anthropologist & Educator.

Saturday 23rd August / 6:00-8:00pm / Free Entry
Donations welcome to help support Rumi’s Cave & Kitchen.


As we move through the history of Muslims in southern Spain we will discuss the periods of coexistence and assimilation which were followed by expulsion and cleansing. This phenomena will be set in the light of social realities which Muslims face in contemporary Europe, such as the Tower Hamlets condition and the ethnic cleansing of Bosnia in the 90’s.
The discussion will aim to look critically at how Muslims are perceived by non-muslims, and how they perceive themselves through the understanding of their European history, with a look to potential dilemmas that the future may hold.
About the Speaker:

Danjuma Bihari studied anthropology at SOAS, University of London and subsequently went on to study at Alexandria university (Arabic & Egyptology). He has also studied Politics at the University of the West Indies.

He holds an English CELTA from Harrow College, and has taught English literature at Khartoum University (Sudan). He has also taught Spanish in Trinidad, Arabic at al Manar Masjid in North Kensington and English language in Balikesir (Turkey) and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).

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