Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Confronting Islamphobia – NY Imam to speak here

From Seattle-

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who wants to build an Islamic cultural center two blocks from Ground Zero in lower Manhattan, will headline a conference on “Confronting Islamophobia” May 6-7 at St. Mark’s Cathedral.

Imam Rauf will keynote the conference Friday night with a speech entitled What’s Right With Islam is What’s Right With America, at the Episcopal cathedral on Capitol Hill.

The cultural center has generated controversy in New York City, fanned across the country by frequent denunciations on Fox News. President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg have defended the right to put the center at its proposed locale.

Imam Rauf has spent 28 years as Imam of Masjid al-Farah, a New York City mosque.

On Saturday, the conference will include workshops on such topics as “Islamophobia in US Middle East Policy” — led by Kathleen Christison, a former CIA Middle East desk analysis — and “Sharia, Canon law and the Constitution with Sharia scholar Salah Dandon and Jim Brooks, a judge from the tribunal of the Archdiocese of Seattle.

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