Religious understanding is a key ingredient to peace. Following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the subsequent wars in the Middle East, many misconceptions of Islam and Muslim people entered the American mainstream. Ovamir Anjum is working to quell those misrepresentations of one of the largest religions in the world. His work focuses on the nexus of theology, ethics, politics and law in classical and medieval Islam, with comparative interest in Western Thought.
Bin Laden's death
"My reaction is that it's no longer a really big deal except in America and possibly in the Afghanistan and Pakistan region. In the short term his death might provoke some reactions, but on the whole, what has happened in the Arab world already sounded the death knell of bin Laden's ideology. This puts the final nail in that coffin."
Local Muslims say they're relieved
"Islamophobia is particularly bad now, much worse than even right after 9/11. This is perhaps mostly for political reasons. Our purpose is to teach the Toledo community why such fears harm us all, and what we can do instead."
UT to host 'Islamophobia' to educate about faith