Islam’s Growing Sectarian Divide
As the brutal war in Syria inflames the Sunni/Shia divide, Islamic scholars provide context behind the growing sectarian struggle within Islam. Dr. Khaled Abou El Fadl is a distinguished professor at UCLA School of Law and author of The Great Theft: Wrestling Islam from the Extremists and Imam Sayed Moustafa Al-Qazwini is the founder and director of the Islamic Educational Center of Orange County.
Please note, Hamid Dabashi, professor of Iranian studies and comparative literature at Columbia University and author of The Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism, is no longer able to participate in this program. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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