The ten years following the attacks of September 11 have profoundly affected global and domestic politics from the impact of the Bush administration-led war on global terrorism and regime change in Iraq to continued attacks by transnational and domestic terrorists. The fallout also ushered in a new era in American and European domestic policy in which established notions of freedom, security, and civil liberties have been challenged and threatened, specifically affecting the American-Muslim community. This program sought to answer such questions as: What lessons can we learn from the past decade as we embark on a new way forward? What impact has post 9/11 had on American perceptions of Islam and Muslims and on Muslim freedoms and civil liberties? How have these affected American Muslim attitudes, hopes and fears? And what can people of other faiths learn about their own practice and traditions in the wake of this tragedy?
Featuring: John L. Esposito (University Professor & Founding Director, ACMCU), David Cole (Professor of Law, Georgetown University), Linda Moreno (Attorney at Law), Arsalan Iftikhar (Founding Managing Editor, The Crescent Post)
with Keynote Speaker: Karen Armstrong