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Who Speaks for Islam? gives 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.
A Link TV original production that explores Islam in an age when Muslim extremists are laying claim to the religion. 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.
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Founder of the Zaytuna Institute, a center of Islamic education in California. Shaykh Hamza has an international following through his television program, Rihla (Journey) on the Middle East Broadcast Corporation (MBC) based in Dubai, UAE.
Hatem Bazian, Ph.D, is a lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Bazian hosts Islam Today on KPFA radio and has translated multiple texts and fatwas into English.
Aminah McCloud, Ph.D, Chairperson of the Islamic World Studies Program at DePaul University in Chicago. She is one of ten African American professors in Islamic Studies in the United States.
Souheila Al-Jadda, a journalist and writer about Islam and the Middle East. Her articles have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Dallas Morning News and the San Jose Mercury News.
Funding provided by The Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Islamic Movements in Comparative Perspective
Islamic Movement in Central Asia: What They Are and Are Not
Schoeberlein, John – Harvard University
Contemporary Shiite Movements in the Middle East and Beyond
Cole, Juan – University of Michigan
Beyond Violence: Jihad and the New Gama’ah Islamiyah
Jackson, Sherman – University of Michigan
All Politics are Nationalist: What we are re-learning about the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood
Stacher, Joshua – Kent State University
The Struggle for Power in Afghanistan: Tribal Leaders and Islamic Militants
Monsutti, Alessandro – Yale University
Radicalization of Muslims in Democratic Philippines
Rasul, Amina – University of Michigan
The Dynamics of Competing Islamic Educational Movements in West Africa since about World War II
Ware, Rudolf – University of Michigan
Ahmad Kuftaru and His Brotherhood in Contemporary Syria
Weismann, Itzchak – University of Haifa
Islamic Movements in China
Gladney, Dru – Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College