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◈ Islamophobia opens opens the door to other forms of bigotry.
◈ It is linked to racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism and other prejudices.
◈ Why is Islamophobia a thriving industry in the U.S.?
◈ What can be done to overcome it? Please save the date as we welcome back our esteemed guest, Dalia Mogahed!
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Dalia Mogahed is a researcher, pollster, author, advisor and consultant who studies Muslim communities.
As director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, Dalia Mogahed keeps her finger on the pulse of the Muslim world. She served on Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009, advising the president on how faith-based organizations can help government solve persistent social problems.
Mogahed is former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, a non-partisan research center that provided data and analysis to reflect the views of Muslims all over the world. She and John Esposito co-authored the book Who Speaks For Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think, based on 6 years of research and more than 50,000 interviews representing Muslims in more than 35 predominantly Muslim countries. Accounting for more than 90% of the world's Muslim community, this poll is the largest, most comprehensive study of its kind. Mogahed later appeared as a commentator in the award-winning, PBS-broadcast documentary Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think (2010), which was based on her and Esposito's book and produced by Unity Productions Foundation.
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