Appointed in May 2010 as Director of the Muslim Institute, the late Merryl Wyn Davies continued her involvement with the Institute's activities until her death in February 2021. She was a writer and broadcaster with some 30 years of involvement with Muslim intellectual life. At the BBC she worked for Everyman, Heart of the Matter and Global Report and was a regular contributor to the Muslim magazine Afkar/Inquiry. Her books include Knowing One Another: Shaping an Islamic Anthropology and Darwin and Fundamentalism. In collaboration with Ziauddin Sardar: Distorted Imagination: Lessons from the Rushdie Affair and a trilogy on America from Why do People Hate America? to Will America Change?
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