Denison lecture considers moderate and radical elements of Islam
Date of Event: March 4, 2011
Posted: February 18, 2011
M. Zuhdi Jasser, a former U.S. Navy lieutenant commander and current president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), presents a lecture, “Moderates and Radicals in Islam: How to Tell the Difference…And Why it Matters,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4, in the lecture hall of the Burton D. Morgan Center (150 Ridge Road). The lecture, sponsored by the Goodspeed Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.
While those on the left typically characterize Islam as a religion of peace that has been hijacked by radicals, those on the right paint an equally absurd "one stroke" picture of Islam as an inherently murderous ideology that is evil at its very core. This talk seeks to educate the audience to recognize the spectrum that exists within Islam, providing practical tools for the real world.
Dr. Jasser is a physician, a former adviser on Islamic affairs to the U.S. Embassy in the Netherlands, and former president of the Arizona Medical Association. He believes that it is essential for devotional Muslims to lead the ideological war against militant Islamism. The AIFD seeks to build coalitions of Muslims who reject the means of terror.
Visit www.aifdemocracy.org for more information about Jasser's work.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Lecture, “Moderates and Radicals in Islam: How to Tell the Difference…And Why it Matters,” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4, in the lecture hall of the Burton D. Morgan Center (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sandra Mead at 740-587-6241 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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