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  1. How have public opinion and media coverage of Islam changed in the US since 9/11?

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    Waleed Mahdi charts the shifts in public opinion towards the role of Muslims in America since 9/11.

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    • Did the Arab Spring change perceptions of Muslims in the US and Europe?

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      Eid Mohamed examines the impact of the Arab Spring on Western perceptions of Muslim values.

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      • How are Muslim-majority and Western societies portrayed in film?

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        Eid Mohamed unpacks the stereotypes about both Muslim-majority and Western societies that are reflected in film.

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        • How will Islamist groups impact the formation of new governments following the Arab Spring?

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          Dietrich Jung unpacks the role that Islamist political parties might play in the governments formed after the Arab Spring.

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          • What lasting effects will the Arab Spring have on Western societies’ opinion of Islam?

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            Charles Kurzman describes the impact of the Arab Spring on Western societies' perceptions of young Muslims and contemporary Muslim societies.

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            • How is Islamic law applied to Muslims living in Western countries?

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              Umar Ryad explains how Muslims have interpreted Islamic law in the context of their Western societies.

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              • How is imagery used in Islam?

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                Umar Ryad of Universiteit Leiden addresses controversies surrounding the depiction of the prophet Mohammed and other issues regarding the use of imagery in Islam.

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                • What misunderstandings of Islam exist in American society?

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                  Umar Ryad looks to the architecture of the U.S. Supreme Court for an unexpected example of how Islam is misunderstood in American society.

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                  • How do Muslims and Western societies interpret human rights differently?

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                    Ellis Goldberg compares societal interpretations of human rights among Muslim and Western cultures.

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                    • How has the role of women leaders in Islam changed throughout history?

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                      Hilary Kalmbach discusses women's roles in Islam throughout history and poses questions for future changes.

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                      • What are some examples of Muslim women acting as leaders in their communities?

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                        Hilary Kalmback describes the ways Muslim women around the world act as leaders in their communities.

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                        • What are the most common misperceptions about Sharia law in the US?

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                          Jonathan Brown explains that the concept of Sharia has positive connotations in Muslim-majority societies, although American and other non-Muslims often fear it.

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