We are pleased to announce that Sara Khan, author of The Battle for British Islam has been included in Debrett’s list of Britain’s 500 most influential people 2015. Celebrating personalities as diverse as Tracey Emin, Hilary Mantel and Sir Richard Branson, the list recognises people of influence and achievement in British society.
Sara has been nominated in the prestigious War and Peace category, as she has campaigned for women’s rights in British Muslim communities for over 20 years. In 2009 she co-founded the charity Inspire, which aims to empower women to challenge extremism and gender inequality. September 2014 saw the launch of her #makingastand campaign which drew the support of the Home Secretary. Sarah is currently working with teachers across the UK to advise on the role schools have in preventing children from being drawn into terrorism.
In her forthcoming book, The Battle for British Islam, Sara outlines how to break the cycle of terrorism without alienating British Muslims, while challenging the government’s failure to engage with British Muslims in order to strengthen our communities.
The Battle for British Islam will be published by Saqi Books on 6 October 2016.