The religious identity of Muslims should not overshadow a citizen’s American-ness, but that same citizenship is conducive to being a good Muslim. That’s according to the scholar Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, who says American Muslims should take a proactive, affirmative view of their citizenship. On Thursday, An-Na’im joins us to discuss Islam in contemporary American society.
- Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, Emory Law School
An-Na’im will deliver the lecture “American Muslims and Citizenship: Beyond Minority Politics” on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the City Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City. The event, sponsored by the University of Utah’s Middle East Center, is free and open to the public.
Half-way through the 20th century, a brutal civil war broke out on the Korean peninsula, with Russia supporting the North and U.S. military might in the South. The war claimed nearly 40,000 U.S. servicemen and on Thursday, we’ll talk about the so-called “Forgotten War” and why it’s still relevant decades later.
- LT. Col. Dick Raybould (Retired U.S. Army)
A panel discussion, “Korea: The Forgotten War,” will be held on Friday, Nov. 9 at 8:45-10:15 a.m. at the Union Theatre in the Olpin Union Building, University of Utah. The event is part of the University of Utah Veterans Day Commemoration.
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