Past Event

Reza Aslan: Islamic Identity in America

Tue, Sep 1 2009 - 6:00pm

Reza Aslan: Islamic Identity in the United States

Reza Aslan, Author, How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of War on Terror

Jonathan Curiel, Journalist, San Francisco Chronicle; Author, Al’ America: Travels through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots - Moderator

What does being Muslim in the United States mean today? U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East greatly affects the everyday relations for Muslims living in the United States. How does our foreign policy shape the identity of Muslim Americans or put their identity in crisis? Aslan will discuss Islamic identity in the United States, how the U.S. media portrays Islam, and to what extent the media factors into the formation of identity and stereotypes.

Location: SF Club Office 
Time: 5:15 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$12 members, $18 non-members
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Islamic Identity in
the United States 

Reza Aslan, Author, How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of War on Terror

What does being Muslim in the United States mean today? U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East greatly affects the everyday relations for Muslims living in the United States. How does our foreign policy shape the identity of Muslim Americans or put their identity in crisis? Aslan will discuss Islamic identity in the United States, how the U.S. media portrays Islam, and to what extent the media factors into the formation of identity and stereotypes.