WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) announces a press conference panel titled "Muslim Response to Charlie Hebdo: Understanding the Root Causes of Radicalization" on Thursday, January 22, at the National Press Club.
In the wake of the shocking terrorist attack last week in Paris on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Muslims reacted almost unanimously to condemn these attacks, characterizing them as antithetical to the teachings of Islam. The French publication known for its satirical approach to many religion traditions, has in recent years focused increasingly, almost relentlessly, on satirical representations of the Prophet Mohamed. This forum is design to go beyond condemnations and Islamophobic rhetoric to explore the religious, societal and geopolitical dynamics underlying recent events, moving beyond the superficial binary of Muslim radicals vs. free speech.
Radwan Masmoudi, founding President of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID).
Dalia Mogahid, former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies and advisor to the White House on issues related to Islam,
Nihad Awad, Executive Director of the Council for American Islamic Relations(CAIR),
Imam Talib Shareef, Resident Imam of The Nation's Mosque,
James Lesueur, author of Uncivil War, the Decolonization Reader, and Algeria since 1989 and professor at the University of Nebraska, and
William Lawrence, CSID Director of MENA Programs, will moderate the session.
Speakers will be available for one on one interviews after the event.
To register for the event, click here:
Contacts: Mongi Dhaouadi, CSID Senior Program Officer for Tunisia and North Africa, (860) 514-8038, email; [email protected]; William Lawrence, CSID Director of MENA Programs, (617) 605-7774, [email protected]
SOURCE Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy