'Clash of Civilisations' Conference

MQT on 2007-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2007
Question By: 
Richard Barnes
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Has anyone been invited to the conference to actively defend Huntington's thesis and did they attend?


Answer for 'Clash of Civilisations' Conference

Answer for 'Clash of Civilisations' Conference

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I invited Professor Huntington to debate the issue with me but he declined the invitation for personal reasons. Dr Daniel Pipes, Director of the Middle East Forum accepted the invitation and Douglas Murray, a fellow of the Social Affairs Unit was one of the key speakers at the conference. Dr Pipes has argued that `there is not so much a clash of civilisations as a clash of civilisation versus barbarism'.