Access Point with Ayesha Tanzeem
Al-Jazeera, Salon and The Guardian have launched scathing attacks on the New Atheists because of their criticisms of Islam. Are Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins being unfairly labeled as bigots?
I was invited to participate in a George Mason University production on France’s veil ban. During the lecture, I was part of a small studio to question the French presenter, who spoke in favor of the ban.
You can see my comments and questions — and the response provided — at the 54:40 mark of the video available here under “Banning Burqas.”
In sum, France’s argument to ban the veil is as follows:
1) France believes in fraternity as the essence of its culture. A veil restricts fraternal ties and therefore cannot be tolerated.
Share your thoughts below, particularly on my comments. Agree? Disagree? Why?
The University of Richmond Muslim Law Students Association hosted the Muslims for Life blood drive on September 11th, 2011. This blood drive was held to honor the victims of 9/11. In collecting 103 donations from the greater Richmond community, people of many faiths united for the common cause of peace. Read my Virginian Pilot Op Ed on the Muslims for Life blood drive here. See pictures and the WRIC8 news report below.
I was invited to interview on Richmond CBS6 to discuss persecution the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community faces at the hands of the Taliban in Pakistan. Video to come soon.
I was invited to interview on Richmond NBC 12 to discuss the impact of Osama bin Laden’s death on the struggle against extremism. Video to come soon. Read my Washington Post National Op Ed on bin Laden’s death here.
Where are the moderate Muslims? Everywhere. On October 30th, we passed out thousands of Muslims for Peace fliers in our nations capital, as part of a nationwide campaign to demonstrate through our actions that Islam stands for Peace.
Check it out below.
Lecture at Barry University in Miami, Florida on how to combat Islamophobia in America.
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I was invited to interview Live on Richmond NBC 12 to condemn the Taliban’s attack on two mosques belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Lahore, Pakistan. The attack left 86 dead, and over 100 injured. Read my Op Ed here.
I was invited to interview live on Richmond NBC 12 regarding would be Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad. Shahzad is a coward and a misguided individual. He represents only his own extremist ideologies – not Islam.