Posts Tagged ‘Islam’
Irshad Manji, the Muslim reformer whom The New York Times calls “Osama bin Ladens worst nightmare,” as she launches a series of public conversations about moral courage in journalism, politics, religion and beyond, engaging with leaders who will illuminate and influence the future of free expression in a fragile world. Manji is author of the international best seller The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslims Call for Reform in Her Faith and creator of the Emmy-nominated PBS documentary, Faith Without Fear. New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service is partnering with Manji on the Moral Courage Project, which teaches us that real diversity is about different ideas, not just identities. The Moral Courage Conversations premiere with Manji’s guest, Salman Rushdie, on the 20th anniversary of Irans fatwa against him.
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On Thu, Jan 8, 2009, Writer Warren Kozak interviewed former New York Times Middle East correspondent Youssef M. Ibrahim, for insights into the rise of totalitarian Islamist ideology, its impact on Muslim and Arab societies and forecasts on the spread of religious animosity toward Israel and the West. Discover whether radical Islam is transforming Middle East politics and societies into cultures of violence and confrontation, and what the impact may be on America and the rest of the world.
Warren Kozak has worked as a writer for Ted Koppel, Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer, and was an on-air reporter for National Public Radio. Youssef M. Ibrahim is a freelance columnist and Middle East political risk expert for The New York Times.
This lecture is presented in cooperation with CAMERA (The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America).
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Christopher Hitchens and Tariq Ramadan Debate: Is Islam a Religion of Peace? Moderated by Laurie Goodstein. October 5, 2010 at the 92nd Street Y
With the Obama administration in its nascent years, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict proving as intractable as ever, relations with Iran reaching a boiling point and the political landscape changing rapidly both in the United States and the Middle East, wrestling with the issue of Islam is more crucial than ever and will be a defining feature of the 21st century. In the clip here, famous atheist and prolific author Christopher Hitchens and the accomplished and controversial scholar Tariq Ramadan debate one of the most pertinent questions of our modern age.
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