"Britain tolerates fascists because of the value placed on free speech" Myriam François
Myriam François is an Anglo-French writer and broadcaster. Myriam converted to Islam at the age of 21, convinced that the Qur'an represented "the culmination of all of [her] philosophical cogitation." She has written extensively on the place of Islam in the modern world and on European politics generally, for publications including The Guardian, Huffington post, New Statesman, and the Muslim lifestyle magazine Emel.
Myriam has a PhD in Oriental Studies from Oxford University and is a research associate at the centre for Islamic Studies at SOAS. In 2019, Myriam launched the website weneedtotalkaboutwhiteness.com, with a view to encouraging conversations about whiteness and its cultural impact.