An Islamic Response to ISIS: A Panel Discussion with Omer Mozaffar, Dr. Lisa Reiter & the LUC Community
Thursday, 4 February 2016
3:30PM - 5:30PM
4th Floor, Klarchek Information Commons
Lake Shore Campus, LUC
This event is free and open to the public!
Please join the Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage and Loyola's Campus Ministry for an important, and timely, panel discussion about an Islamic response to ISIS. This panel will feature Omer Mozaffar (Muslim Chaplain, LUC), Dr. Lisa Reiter (Director, Campus Ministry, LUC), and student representatives from the Loyola community.
As the violence and acts of terrorism perpetrated by ISIS continue to dominate the news cycle, we want to step back and talk about what is really motivating the ISIS militants. They claim the mantle of Islam, but is this genuine? Are they motivated by Islam, or something else? There is wide consensus that neither ISIS nor its stated objectives accurately reflect the nuances of Islam, but how does the American Muslim community - and the Chicago and LUC Muslim communities more specifically - view radical Islam? What light does history shed on these troubling events, and how do faithful Muslims feel about this? Finally, are there ways that the community of committed Christians/Catholics can help?