InfraGard Alliance Meeting

infragard_IMA_logo1-smWhat is happening within Knoxville's Muslim community?

The InfraGard Knoxville Members Alliance welcomes Shadab and Nadeem Saddiqi on March 15th, at 9:30 am, to speak about Islam, Muslims, and what is currently happening within the local Muslim community in Knoxville.

InfraGard's bimonthly meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Fountainhead College of Technology Auditorium.

Both Nadeem and Shadab are very active in the Muslim community and represent the Muslim Community of Knoxville organization. They are both learned authorities on the subject matter and are accomplished public speakers as well. From their unique perspective we can anticipate learning a great deal about our Muslim neighbors and have the opportunity to ask questions. This is an outstanding opportunity InfraGard highly encourages you attend.

Muslim Americans are loyal to the US and positive about their future even as they continue to face high levels of discrimination. They embrace American values and democratic principles but aren’t sure if the rest of American embrace them. A recent Gallup poll found some 56% of Protestants said American Muslims had no sympathy for Al Qaeda, the lowest number of any faith group. By comparison, 63% of Catholics and 70% of Jews thought Muslim Americans had no sympathy for Al Qaeda.

“That’s certainly a challenge for the [US Muslim] community – to have their loyalty questioned by such a large number of their fellow Americans.”

Nearly six-in-ten adults say that Muslims are subject to a lot of discrimination, far more than say the same about Jews, evangelical Christians, atheists, or Mormons, according to a new report based on a recent national survey by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life (www.pewforum.org) and the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press (http://www.people-press.org).

 

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