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columbia Univ.: Muslims and/in the West: Past, Present, Future

March 30, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Editor’s note: This presentation does not advocate for Israel.

With Brexit, the election of Trump in the US, and the rise of the terrorism in Europe, and Muslims are facing greater scrutiny than ever before.  Throughout Europe and the US they are increasingly considered a fifth column.  Globally, self-identified Muslims are often considered gun-toting terrorists and harbingers of regressive values that are antithetical to a secular project of progressive enlightenment.

Western political and media attempts to humanize Islam and Muslims as a confirmation of the entanglements between the West and Islam.

Join Arabists and pro-Hamas migrants for an afternoon with Tariq Ramadan, Brinkley Messick, Katherine Pratt Ewing, and Hasan Azad as we look at the intimate interconnections among Muslims, Islam, and the West.

Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at the Oxford University (Oriental Institute, St Antony’s College) and also teaches at the Oxford Faculty of Theology. He is Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, (Qatar) and the University of Malaysia PerlisSenior Research Fellow at Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan) and Director of the Research Centre of Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE) (Doha, Qatar).



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