Organization tackles common stigmas of Islam

By Homer Segovia

The Muslim Students’ Association will present “Islamophobia: Exploring the boundaries of American tolerance” Thursday to kick off the Islam Awareness Initiative, a series of events aimed at educating the public about Islam.

Emily Sutcliffe of the University of Pennsylvania Law School will be the speaker at “Islamophobia” and will explore her perceptions of whether American society’s focus on diversity as an issue of skin color has negatively impacted its ability to benefit from different lifestyles, the boundaries of tolerance and if tolerance should even be the goal.

Ziad Syed, education officer of the Muslim Students’ Association and accounting graduate student, said the group hosts the Islam Awareness Initiative each year to educate the community about Islam in a proper way, as opposed to simply using an Internet search. [Read more...]

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