Oct. 3 lecture topic: separation of mosque and state

M. Zuhdi Jasser, president and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD), will present a lecture, “Separation of Mosque and State,” at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 3, in the South Room (room 179) of the Iowa Memorial Union on the University of Iowa campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Jasser is a first-generation American Muslim whose parents fled the oppressive Assad regime of Syria in the 1960s. He founded AIFD in the wake of the 9/11 attacks to provide an American Muslim voice advocating the separation of spiritual Islam from the political. He is a frequent national radio and television commentator and featured speaker.

To learn more about the AIFD and Jasser, visit aifdemocracy.org and www.mzuhdijasser.com. For more information about this event, contact Liz Crooks at uichr@uiowa.edu or 319-335-3900, or David Zhang at 515-401-2464.

This event is funded by the Richard Levitt Family Law Lectureship Fund, the UI College of Law, the University Lecture Committee, and the UI Center for Human Rights within International Programs.

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