Imam Achmad Cassiem is a veteran of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa. He joined the armed struggle for justice at age 15, and at the age of 17 he became one of the youngest people to be imprisoned on Robben Island alongside Nelson Mandela, where he served a total of 11 years. He is a teacher by profession, a founder of the Islamic Unity Convention and an adviser to the Islamic Human Rights Commission.
The two hour programme, hosted by Massoud Shadjareh of the Islamic Human Rights Commission, begins with a short talk by Imam Achmad Cassiem followed by 100 minutes of questions and answers.
The event was jointly organised by the Islamic Human Rights Commission(ihrc.org) and the Ahlul Bayt Islamic Mission(aimislam.com) and held in London on 7th November 2009.