When you hear the words Islam or Muslim what do you think? Religion? Oppression of women? September 11? Immigrants? Clash of Civilizations?I was confused about where Barack HUSSEIN Obama came into it until I clicked on the link and found him included in a bunch of testimonials from famous kafirs:
Whatever your thoughts are, Islam is often at the forefront in our news, our discussions and in our politics. On Feb 7-11 find out what Islam is really about and learn about the impact Muslims have had in North America for many centuries.
*** Invite your friends****
What is Islam all about?
Want to know what Islam really teaches? Want your questions about Islam answered? This is your chance!
Lecture by Dr. Hamid Slimi, Director of Faith of Life Network.
Date: Monday, February 07, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Bahen Centre Rm 1210 (40 St. George Street)___________________________________________________________
What is Sharia?
Sharia is often seen as a threat to western society and a gross violation of human rights. This is your chance to see what Sharia is all about and to discuss what Sharia means in North America.
Lecture by Dr. Mohammad Fadel, Faculty of Law University of Toronto.
Date: Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: East Common Room, Hart House (7 Hart House Circle)
Keynote Event: Islam in North America
Islam is often seen as a foreign entity in North America, something that doesn't belong or has not made substaintial contributions to our current society. Find out the relationship of Islam in North America at our Keynote event
Panel discussion with
Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick, Head of Islamic History and Homiletics Department, Al Maghrib Institute
Dr. Katherine Bullock, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto Mississauga
Date: Wed, February 09, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Bahen Centre Rm 1160 (40 St George street)___________________________________________________________
Inside Islam: What a billion Muslims really think
A new documentary film explores the expertly gathered opinions of Muslims around the globe as revealed in the world’s first major opinion poll on the subject, conducted by Gallup, the preeminent polling organization. For more info visit: http://www.upf.tv/films-menu/inside-islam-menu.html
Date: Thursday February 10, 2011
Location: Sidney Smith Rm 1085 (100 St George St.)
Followed by a discussion
*All events have light refreshments*
Also check out our Islam Awareness Booths around campus for more info on Islam and upcoming events.
For more info visit www.uoftmsa.com/islam
“America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”For obvious reasons, this "testimonial" from Winston Churchill, Statesman and Activist, did not make the cut.
- Barack Obama, President of the United States of America
“Islam is a religion of success. Unlike Christianity, which has as its main image, in the west at least, a man dying in a devastating, disgraceful, helpless death.”
- Karen Armstrong, Writer
“I became more than convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter self-effacement of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to this friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission.”
- Mahatma Ghandi, Lawyer and Activist
“America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem. Throughout my travels in the Muslim world, I have met, talked to, and even eaten with people who in America would have been considered white, but the white attitude was removed from their minds by the religion of Islam. I have never before seen sincere and true brotherhood practiced by all together, irrespective of their color.”
- Malcolm X, Activist
“My aim is to show that those governments that violate the rights of people by invoking the name of Islam have been misusing Islam.”
- Shirin Ebadi, Activist and Nobel Laureate
Wow, Islam sounds appealing and fun. Thanks, Muslim Brotherhood, for couching sharia in such a warm 'n' fuzzy--and, most crucially, such a non-threatening--way. Fingers crossed you get a few "reverts" and plenty of young apologists out of the deal. (That was withering sarcasm, in case you were wondering.)
I hope you can make it to a few of our events to find out what Muslims on campus are really about :D
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