Commonwealth National Podcast

Park 51: NY Islamic Center Project (11/18/2010)

Duration: 
1:00:41

Munir Jiwa, Founding Director and Professor, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union
Ameena Jandali, Educator; Co-founder, the Islamic Network Group – Moderator

The controversial Park 51 project to build a mosque and Muslim community center near Ground Zero has thrust us into a national conversation about religious freedom, patriotism and Islamophobia. Jiwa posits that the general public still equates 9/11 with Islam rather than al-Qaida. He says we must work toward mutual respect and understanding.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on November 18, 2010