Reza Aslan: Islam and ISIS
Amidst the recent terror attacks in the Middle East, Paris and San Bernardino, CA, harmful generalizations regarding the Muslim population's involvement in terrorism have spread rapidly. ISIS’s quest for global terror has further exacerbated these misconceptions, allowing the continued proliferation of global Islamophobia and xenophobia towards Middle Eastern individuals. In this exciting event, Reza Aslan will be speaking about and answering questions regarding the actual relationship between radical Islam and terrorism. The event will be conducted largely in Question-and-Answer format, and audience members will be invited to submit questions via text.
Dr. Reza Aslan, an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions, is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. His International Bestseller, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, was named one of the 100 most important books of the last decade. In addition, he also has been featured as a correspondent for Fox News, CNN, John Stewart’s “The Daily Show” and the New York Times. He currently serves as Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside and is filming his television show, “Believer,” that will premiere on CNN in 2016.
When: February 4, 2016
Where: Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business
Time: 8 pm
To find out more about Reza Aslan, you can find his personal website here.