Monday, 14 April 2008

Can Muslims trust Barack Obama?

The City Circle invites you to "Can Muslims Trust Barack Obama?", a conversation with Imam Johari Abdul-Malik, Blackamerican Muslim Leader and Chair of Government Relations at the Muslim Alliance of North America.

The event is organised with the Radical Middle Way.

Venue: Abrar House, 45 Crawford Place, off Edgware Rd, London W1H 4LP

Time/Date: 6.45-8.45pm, WEDNESDAY 16 April 2008.

"I have never been a Muslim... am not a Muslim." That's what Barack Obama had to say after the "Muslim Smear" campaign seemed to damage his campaign earlier this year. But what if he was a Muslim? Would that be so wrong? How have American Muslims, particularly Black American Muslims, responded to Obama? With his call for change, Obama has captured the imaginations of people the world over. Is he really the one who can set America on a progressive new path - at home and abroad? With the economy in decline, Iraq in flames and the "war on terror" becoming a "war without end", the eyes of Muslims the world over on the results of Election 2008. Imam JohariAbdul-Malik will discuss these issues and more.

Imam Johari Abdul-Malik is a scholar and Director of Outreach at the Dar AlHijrah Islamic Center near Washington, D.C and former Muslim Chaplain at Howard University. He is the Head of the National Association of Muslim Chaplains in Higher Education and chair of government relations for the Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), an organisation committed to addressing the social, economic, political and spiritual needs that especially impact African American and indigenous Muslims. MANA has brought together for the first time the most influential Black American Muslim leaders, scholars and activists onto one platform.

Free entrance. All welcome.

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