Dr Iqbal Barkat participated in a panel discussion on “how do we have a conversation about Islam?” in reference to ‘Terrorist/Apostate’ written by him in collaboration with actor Fadi Alameddin, which explored the struggles around identity, belonging, acceptance, Islam and its position in our world today.

The Symposium aims to engage members of the community, scholars, artists and community activists on the problems of defining Islam and the impacts of such definitions on the lives of contemporary Muslims in Australia today.

It is jointly organized by the Religion & Society Research Stream of Macquarie University, the Religion & Society Research Cluster of Western Sydney University, the Muslim Collective and Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association.