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Upcoming Gonzaga lecture to focus on perceptions of Islam

01/23/17Later this month Gonzaga will have a public lecture on the perceptions of Islam. Jonathan Brown, the Alwaleed bin Talal Chair of Islamic Civilization in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, will discuss, “Why Shouldn’t I Think There’s a Problem with Islam?” at 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30 at Gonzaga University’s Hemmingson Center Ballroom. According to a press release, Brown will …

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What’s missing in the teaching of Islam

01/12/17Kishwar Rizvi, Yale University There has been much misinformation about Islam. Reports in Western media tend to perpetuate stereotypes that Islam is a violent religion and Muslim women are oppressed. Popular films like “American Sniper” reduce places like Iraq to dusty war zones, devoid of any culture or history. Fears and anxiety manifest themselves in Islamophobic actions such as burning …

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