April 07, 2010
The Mosque in Morgantown: Saturday, April 17
University of Michigan Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies April 2010 Events:
-Saturday, April 17, 2:00-3:15 p.m.
-Film) “The Mosque in Morgantown”
-Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty.
-Working in Pakistan after September 11, 2001, former Wall Street Journal reporter Asra Nomani had faced a double shock. First, a surprise pregnancy and abandonment by the Pakistani man she thought would be her husband, then the murder of her dear friend and colleague Daniel Pearl at the hands of Muslim extremists. Still reeling and with a son to raise, she returned to her hometown in West Virginia and discovered the mosque had been taken over by men she saw as extremists. This documentary chronicles what happens when she decides to fight back — unexpectedly pitting her against the mosque's moderates. As the film unfolds, it tells a story of competing paths to social change, American identity and the nature of religion itself.
-Co-sponsored by the Islamic Studies Program.
Posted by kekeenan at April 7, 2010 02:35 PM
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