Who Speaks For Islam?Dr Dalia Mogahed Answers at Royal Society.

Posted: March 24, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Gallup Centre for Muslim Studies’  Executive  Director and author of  ” Who Speaks For Islam” Dr Dalia Mogahed  explained  how Islam   has  been misconcepted since 9/11 ,at a panel at The Royal Society ,6-9 Carlton House Terrace this evening, with Chairman of the Council for British Research in the Levant Henry Hogger.

Dr Dalia Mogahed explains the reasons behind misconception of Islam after 9/11 at the panel at British Academy's Royal Society Department in London.

Mogahed’s  speech was based on the facts from her book titled “Who Speaks For Islam?” The poll ,she has done with 50.000 muslims  in many  European,Asian countries and  in the USA between 2001 and 2007, was seeking answer for many questions like;”What are the roots of anti-Americanism in muslim society?,Do muslims desire democracy?,What do muslim women want?What do muslims say about violence and terrorist attacks?Despite the widespread negative coverage of Islam what actually muslims think ? including  Islamic extremism and contradiction between West and Islam .

The  main message of Mogahed,  who was selected as an advisor  by the U.S. President Barack Obama  on the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnership,was:”Contradiction between Islam and West is not ineveitable.It can be changed.”

“Who Speaks For Islam ? has had an impact on American policy makers’ decisions  since it was published.”said Mogahed in the end of  the lecture.

After her 30mnt speech Mogahed took questions from the  audiences  who were mostly  from Islamic background.There were more issues  to be explained  however the time was not long enough.Those who had no chance to ask  questions were told to visit www.muslimfacts.com.

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