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Muslim Community Leaders On Recent Events, Middle East

Keoni Cabral

Middle East conflicts, the rise of ISIS and the wooing by the Islamic State of young people in the U.S. and around the world is certainly cause for concern – not for violence here at home. Yet in Charlotte, Chapel Hill and elsewhere around the country there have been violent incidents some view as hate crimes – specifically aimed at Muslims. We sit down with a local Muslim leader, an author and a visiting scholar to get their perspective on recent events.

Dr. Abdelmahdi Al-soudi - Visiting Scholar, UNC Charlotte Department of Religious Studies; Professor of Political Sociology and Middle East Studies, Jordan University 

Sam Wazan - Author of Trapped in Four Square Miles; Board Member, International House; Global Trustee, United Religions Initiative; Chair, Charlotte Cooperation

Nael Abodabba – Chairman, Islamic Center of Charlotte; President, A2Z Cash & Carry 

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