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Who Speaks for Islam?

Who Speaks for Islam?

Link TV proudly presents WHO SPEAKS FOR ISLAM hosted by Ray Suarez, a series exploring Islam in an age when Muslim extremists are laying claim to the religion.

 

As Suarez interviews an elite panel of researchers, scholars, Hollywood producers and actors, they debate -- and often debunk -- preconceived notions about Islamic law, the status of women in predominantly Muslim countries, attitudes about free speech and democracy, and portrayals of Muslims in Hollywood.


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What a Billion Muslims Really Think

Reza Aslan and Dalia MogahedIn a roundtable discussion, host Ray Suarez interviews author Reza Aslan (No god But God; How to Win a Cosmic War) and Dalia Mogahed, Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies and co-author of the groundbreaking book Who Speaks for Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think. This program draws upon Ms. Mogahed's book and reveals major findings of the unprecedented Gallup World Poll, which represents the views of more than 90% of the world’s Muslim population, making it the largest and most comprehensive ongoing study of contemporary Muslims being conducted. The results are fascinating, and often counterintuitive. This Link TV original program will address the questions many are pondering: Why is the Muslim world so anti-American? Who are the extremists? Is democracy something Muslims really want? What do Muslim women want? Click here for more!

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Dalia Mogahed: Majority of World's Muslims Support Democratic FreedomsDalia Mogahed: Majority of World's Muslims Support Democratic Freedoms

Dalia Mogahed, Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, speaks about the support of Muslims around the world for the building blocks of democracy -- freedom of speech, assembly, and religion.

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Who Speaks for Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

Who Speaks for Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think

This Link TV original program, hosted by Ray Suarez, addresses the questions many are pondering: Why is the Muslim world so anti-American? Who are the extremists? Is democracy something Muslims really want? What do Muslim women want?

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Muslims on Screen

Muslims on ScreenIn a roundtable discussion taped in Los Angeles, host Ray Suarez interviews actors, writers and producers about Hollywood’s evolving portrayal of Muslims. Guests include Howard Gordon, Executive Producer of 24, the hit Fox TV series; Kamran Pasha, former writer of Showtime’s series, Sleeper Cell; Maz Jobrani, an Iranian-American comedian and actor; and Zarqa Nawaz, creator of the Canadian TV series Little Mosque on the Prairie. The program highlights the ongoing evolution of how Muslims are depicted in American film and television: from stereotypical evil terrorists toward a more nuanced depiction of a range of complex characters. Click here for more!

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Who Speaks for Islam: Muslims on Screen

Who Speaks for Islam: Muslims on Screen

In a roundtable discussion taped in Los Angeles, host Ray Suarez interviews actors, writers and producers about Hollywood's evolving portrayal of Muslims.

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Who Speaks for Islam? Original Program

In Link's original Who Speaks for Islam? program from 2005, veteran NPR and PBS journalist, Ray Suarez, hosts a provocative roundtable discussion with American Muslim scholars and, via satellite, Mike Scheuer (AKA "Anonymous"), author of Imperial Hubris and a former CIA expert who has followed fundamentalist Islamic movements for a decade.

 

Who Speaks for Islam? gives Americans the opportunity to hear rarely-heard Muslim voices, including Shaykh Muhammad Tantawi, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, the first prominent Shaykh to speak out against Bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks.  Video pieces from the Middle East are interwoven throughout the program to give viewers a political and cultural context.

 

Funding for the original Who Speaks for Islam? program was provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

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Who Speaks For Islam?

Who Speaks For Islam?

A Link TV original production that explores Islam in an age when Muslim extremists are laying claim to the religion. Hosted by veteran NPR and PBS journalist, Ray Suarez.

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