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Daisy Khan, Muslim Women’s Activist and ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ Proponent, to Speak at LIU Post Nov. 13


Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Post, Long Island University

Brookville, N.Y. – Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement and a prominent figure during the 2010 “Ground Zero Mosque” controversy, will discuss “Islamic Traditions of Peace and Nonviolence: Responding to Contemporary Challenges” Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Hillwood Commons Lecture Hall at LIU Post.

Khan’s lecture is the keynote speech of “Muslim Journeys,” a five-week series of lectures, exhibits, book discussions and panels at LIU Post on everything from Islamic art to the roles of Muslim women. All programs are free and open to the public and have been made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities.

Khan, who emigrated from India to Jericho, N.Y., as a child, became a public figure in 2010 while defending the mosque and cultural center proposed by her husband Imam Faisal Rauf near the site of the World Trade Center attacks. (They are no longer involved with the project.)

In conjunction with the lecture series, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association selected LIU Post's B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library to receive the “Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys,” a collection of books, films and other resources intended to familiarize the American public with Islam and its cultural heritage around the world.

Posted 11/06/2013

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