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|Who Speaks for Islam? What A Billion Muslims Really Think|
|Date||Wednesday October 21|
|Time||12:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
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World Affairs Council Auditorium
312 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
|Organizer/Author||World Affairs Council|
|info [at] wacsf.org|
|Address||312 Sutter Street, Suite 200|
Despite widespread media coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, global terrorism and events in the Middle East, little is truly known about what a majority of the world's Muslims really think and feel. What do Muslims have to say about violence and terrorist attacks? What do they have to say about democracy, women, and relations with the West? What are their values, goals, and religious beliefs? To help put to rest misunderstandings and present the often-silenced voice of the Muslim world, Dalia Mogahed joins the Council to discuss Gallup's largest study of Muslim populations. Based on six years of research and more than 50,000 interviews representing 1.3 billion Muslims who reside in more than 35 nations, this poll is the largest, most comprehensive study which challenges conventional wisdom and sheds greater light on what motivates Muslims worldwide. Mogahed has recently been appointed to President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
This event is co-sponsored by the Egyptian American Society.