#MUSLIMRAGE: Deconstructing Islamophobia


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  • Host Department: Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS)
  • Date: 03/21/2013
  • Time: 7:00 PM

  • Location: Rackham Amphitheater

  • Description:
    This animosity has manifested itself in various ways, from the rise of inflammatory and hateful rhetoric by prominent politicians, to draft anti-Shariah legislation bills in various state legislatures across the country, to the incessant demonizing and essentializing of Muslims through the entertainment industry and mainstream news outlets, to the violent harassment and persecution of individuals and communities.
    An academic panel of four distinguished speakers will dissect Islamophobia from multiple angles and shed light on the ways multiple factors like race, politics, and history play into the current situation.  Among other questions, we hope to discuss how Islamophobia fits into the overall picture of hate and bias. The panel consists of Andrew Shryock, Sally Howell, Matthew Stiffler, and Wajahat Ali.

    This event is sponsored by: Muslim Students' Association, Center for Campus Involvement, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, Honors Program, History Department, Arab American Studies Program, Islamic Studies Program, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and Model United Nations


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