Speaking Event: Islamophobia

When & Where
Thousand Oaks Library
1401 E. Janss Road
Thousand Oaks, CA
October 24, 2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Contact
Ferial Masry
www.globalexchangeventuracountysupporters.org
805 300 7226

“Islamophobia” can be defined as irrational fear of Muslims that leads to bigotry against their religion or those to be perceived as Muslims (e.g. Sikhs).  This talk will explore some of the root causes of this phenomenon in the United States, and consider how this can be understood in a nation whose very existence is based upon the First Amendment’s Freedoms of Speech and Religion. .
Mr. Al-Maryati ‘s articles and interviews have appeared in such prominent newspapers as the Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor,  The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle and USA Today.  

Al-Maryati has been deeply involved in interfaith activities in the Los Angeles area, where he serves as an advisor to numerous political, civic and academic institutions. For the past 24 years, he has spoken to community events at temples, synagogues, churches, high schools and colleges on Islam, human rights, democracy and Middle East politics.
A question and answer period will follow the presentation which is free and open to the public.  Donations will be gratefully accepted to help us continue these programs.

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