Clash of Civilisations Conference (15)

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Angie Bray
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Why did the Mayor invite a Birmingham councillor to be his supporting speaker rather than someone from London's diverse population?


Answer for Clash of Civilisations Conference (15)

Answer for Clash of Civilisations Conference (15)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The issues under discussion were universal in the era of globalization and I represented the views of Londoners in my capacity as Mayor. Salma Yaqoob is a well known figure and her views on these issues are widely known. She was a suitable choice as a speaker as she supports the view that the increasing interaction of people from different backgrounds in a globalising world will create more common shared values in an increasingly global civilisation and opposes the clash of civilizations thesis.