“It is my great pleasure this morning to welcome Dr. Akbar Ahmed here at the Middle East Institute. He is an old friend of mine and a supporter and we are honored to have the chance to launch his latest book Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam…this is one of the groundbreaking studies done, no one to date had gotten into the mosques and the communities to the extent that he has…please join me in welcoming my friend Dr. Akbar Ahmed.”
-Ambassador Wendy Chamberlain, President, Middle East Institute, former US Ambassador to Pakistan, and Deputy UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Click here to hear the entire discussion featuring a talk about the book from Ambassador Akbar Ahmed and introduction by Ambassador Wendy Chamberlain. Video coming soon.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Middle East Institute, Boardman Room 1761 N St. NW Washington, DC 20036
The Middle East Institute is proud to host distinguished academic and author Dr. Akbar Ahmed for a discussion of his latest book, Journey into America: the Challenge of Islam, a comprehensive study of the American-Muslim community. Dr. Ahmed will discuss the results of the research conducted by his team as they traveled to over 75 cities and 100 mosques across the United States to discover what Muslims are thinking, what they are reading, and how they are living every day in America. Among the questions his team asked include, “Can we expect an increase in homegrown terrorism? How do American Muslims of Arab descent differ from those of other origins (for example, Somalia or South Asia)? Why are so many white women converting to Islam?”
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