This lecture, sponsored by the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy, features Dalia Mogahed, the co-author of a new publication Who Speaks for Islam?, the culmination of a multi-year polling effort in 35 countries that disproves Western myths about Muslims. Ms. Mogahed’s lecture is followed by reactions from a panel of four Des Moines professionals.
"Barack Hussein Obama may have won the presidency, but it was a rough campaign season to be Muslim in America.
On the stump, on right-wing radio, in vicious DVD attacks and leaflets, simply being Muslim was made into a threat, an epithet. American Muslims were watching and listening and hurting under the smears."