My Apen schedule includes the following event:

Religion and the Modern World
Who Speaks for Islam?
Irshad Manji, Dalia Mogahed, Reuel Gerecht
Moderator: Jeffrey Goldberg



Wouldn't it be weird if the correct answer turned out to be that American Jews speak for Islam? Meanwhile, as a secular person myself I find myself very sympathetic to Irshad Manji's point of view but it's kind of odd to have only one practicing Muslim on the panel. Mogahed's work on Muslim public opinion is extremely useful factual information on a subject that tends to attract a lot of hot air.

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