The perspectives of scholars of Islamic Studies often differ from those of non-scholars who identify as Muslims. This episode asks Muslim members of our own community how they feel about news coverage of Islam and what advice they would give to young reporters or journalism students.
About the Perspectives on Islam series:
Recent polls indicate that most Americans have very limited information about Islam and that most do not personally know a Muslim. This series aims to provide information about Islam from a scholarly perceptive as well as present the perspectives and voices of Muslims from Elon’s own community. The goals of this series are: 1) to increase public knowledge about issues relating to Islam; and 2) to encourage people to think more deeply about issues common to all religious traditions and societies. Each episode answers some common questions and concerned and then raises other questions that are left unanswered. We hope that instructors will use these open questions to encourage debate, dialogue, and questioning.
Uploaded by Ted Morée 2017-09-07