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Muslim Identity in Post 9/11 America: Islam, Race, and U.S. Civil Rights

Date: September 30 2013 7:00pm Location: Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center

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Council Chamber, Templeton Campus Center

The Department of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement’s first major speaker of the year is Arsalan Iftikhar. Arsalan Iftikhar runs themuslimguy.com, is an international human rights lawyer, global media commentator, and author of Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era. His book explores the concurrent tides of anti-Muslim xenophobia and Islamist extremism against the backdrop of everyday Muslim people. An uncompromising advocate and intellectual juggernaut, his lecture is sure to be a groundbreaking and compelling examination of the experience of being Muslim in America - whose political climate continues to reverberate from the act of terrorism on September 11th, 2001.

Arsalan also serves as Senior Editor for The Islamic Monthly magazine and is a regular weekly commentator for National Public Radio (NPR) on domestic and international issues affecting our world today.

In May 2011, Arsalan was named one of the top 12 Muslim Twitter accounts in the world by The Huffington Post and he was also awarded the 2013 Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

Arsalan was also a featured interview for a December 2012 ABC News documentary called “Back to the Beginning” by Emmy-award winning journalist Christiane Amanpour on the major world religions and he was also quoted extensively in an August 2010 TIME Magazine cover story on Islamophobia in America today.

Arsalan Iftikhar will be speaking at Lewis & Clark College in the Templeton Student Center in Council Chamber at 7:00pm on Monday, September 30 on Muslim Identity in Post 9/11 America: Islam, Race, and U.S. Civil Rights. A book signing will follow the event. Please join us for the chance to hear this rising global figure and purchase a signed copy of his book. This event is open to all!

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