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|Lecture. “The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam From the Extremists”|
|Date||Wednesday October 12|
|Time||5:30 PM - 7:30 PM|
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Who: Khaled Abou El Fadl, Islamic jurist, scholar and Professor of Law, UCLA; Advisory Board member, Human Rights Watch and the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom; author of The Great Theft.
What: Lecture. “The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam From the Extremists”
Event: Despite the visibility of fundamentalists, the silent majority of Muslims oppose extremism and seek to reclaim Islam's moral traditions. Lured as a teen by fundamentalism, Dr. Abou El Fadl is now outspoken in support of rescuing the Islamic faith from radicals. The Great Theft presents the beliefs and practices of moderate Muslims, and identifies the points of difference and disagreement with the fundamentalist-puritan practice of Islam.
When: Weds., Oct. 12; check-in: 5:30 PM, program: 6:00 PM
Where: World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., 2nd Floor Conference Room, San Francisco
Admission Costs: Members: FREE; Students w/ ID: $5; Non-members: $15; Co-sponsors: $7
Info: (415) 293-4600, http://www.itsyourworld.org