The Alwaleed Centre

Resources for media

Islam is frequently in the news, locally, nationally and internationally, but understanding the background to what is happening - whether this is in the UK, France, Egypt or Indonesia - is not always easy.


The Alwaleed Centre is able to offer expert comment on different aspects of Islam and its relationship with the West.

If you are a journalist looking for expert comment on Islam and the Islamic world, please do not hesitate to contact the Alwaleed Centre using the details at the foot of the page.

Alwaleed Centre media contributions

Edinburgh geology, geography and Islam

A short article by Professor Hugh Goddard reflecting on the contributions of Edinburgh and the Islamic world to mapping and geological understanding. Published in "The EDGE" - the magazine of the Edinburgh Episcopal Diocese.

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May elections promise tought test for George Gallaway

An article written by Alwaleed Centre Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Timothy Peace and featured in the Scotsman newspaper. Dr Peace analyses the Respect Party's shock success in the recent Bradford bi-election (April 2012) with particular reference to the so-called "Muslim vote".

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Latest fiasco in World of Islam/West relations

An article written by Professor Hugh Goddard, Director of the Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre, in response to the death of the American Ambassador to Libya, J Christopher Stevens. This article assess the events leading up Stevens' death and the subsequent fall-out.

9/11- 100 Years On

An article by Professor Hugh Goddard, Director of the Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre, reflecting on the 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th 2001.

Edinburgh Mural

City with no walls: Muslim artist's latest work

An image and accompanying text which featured in the Scotsman the day after the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The Alwaleed Centre brought renowned grafitti artist Mohammed Ali to Edinburgh to paint a peace mural outside Annandale Street Mosque, celebrating Scottish Islam.

US Muslim leader in "megamosque" row at Ground Zero to speak at peace festival

An article in the Scotsman looking ahead to the visit of US Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf who visited Edinburgh for a number of events and engagements organised by the alwaleed Centre.

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There are good reasons not to upset Pakistan

An article by Professor Hugh Goddard, Director of the Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre, reflecting on the UK Governmnets delicate relationship with Paskistan.

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Heart and Soul - Undercover Missionaries

A BBC World Service programme highlighting the work of missionaries who carry the Christian gospel to countries which are hostile to Christian mission. Featuring Professor Hugh Goddard, Director of the Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre.

Undercover Missionaires


We also have a large library of podcasts and videos offering expert input on a wide range of issues

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For expert comment on any issues connected with Islam, please contact the Alwaleed Centre.


Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World
The University of Edinburgh
16 George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LD
Tel: +44(0)131 650-4165
Fax: +44(0)131 650-6804


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