Broadcaster: British Muslim TV
First Broadcast: 15th of February 2016 at 9pm
Repeat: Saturday 20th of February 2016 at 1pm
Nuclear weapons are widely regarded as impermissible by Muslim scholars, but we live in a world where a handful of powerful nations, including the UK, hold at least 16,000 of such weapons. Are they a necessary evil? Join Fareena Alam and a panel of experts as they discuss whether nuclear weapons can ever be justified?
Ahmed Thomson is an author and barrister specialising in Charity, employment, discrimination and Islamic Law. He was founding member of the Association of Muslim Lawyers (UK) and secretary of Muslim Lawyers (Europe).
Mohamed Amin, before retirements, practiced as a chartered accountant and chartered tax advisor.He was the first Muslim to become a partner in Price Waterhouse, now called PwC. Amin is also the Chair of the Conservative Muslim Forum.
Bruce Kent is a former army man, a Catholic priest for 30 years, the Chair of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament for 9 years and now the Vice President of Pax Christi and Movement for the Abolition of War.
Paul Ingram is the Executive Director of BASIC, a think tank that advocates for global stability and security through a world free of nuclear weapons. BASIC operates in Europe, the US, Moscow and the Middle East.