What Do You think When You look at a Muslim?
With Rising Islamophobia,Muslims are branded as a terrorist.Intolerance is spreading its wing at a rapid pace.Religion is simply a matter of faith.Branding all the People of a particular faith without Knowing anything about its correct teaching and its Scripture is a matter of Prejudice.Thanks to Media for painting a grim image of Islam and putting all Peace loving folk under the banner of “terrorist”.It is because of the image being portaied in media,that the common People who have no Knowledge of islam,run away from Muslim and Islam.
Chosing Empathy over Prejudice:-
Dalia Mogahed,a Muslim scholar talks about her experiece of September-9/11 .She asks the People What do they think when they look at her.She asks the People If they see a woman of faith? a scholar, a mom, a sister? or an oppressed, brainwashed, potential terrorist? In this personal with TED, Dalia Mogahed asks us, in this polarizing time, to fight negative perceptions of her faith in the media — and to choose empathy over prejudice.
Who is Dalia Mogahed?
As director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, Dalia Mogahed keeps her finger on the pulse of the Muslim world. She served on Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009, advising the president on how faith-based organizations can help government solve persistent social problems.
Mogahed is a former director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, where her surveys of Muslim opinion skewered myths and stereotypes while illuminating the varied attitudes of Muslims toward politics, religion, and gender issues. Her 2008 book with John Esposito, Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think, outlines these surprising findings.
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