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09/09/2015, 7-8:30pm - Free Presentation on Islam by Janan Najeeb

posted Sep 5, 2015, 11:05 AM by Pat Katisch   [ updated Oct 13, 2015, 10:06 PM by Jaime Alvarado ]

Janan Najeeb addresses most frequent questions

asked about Islam at Sept 9 free presentation

 

September 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Greendale Public Library

5647 Broad Street—village of Greendale

 

Ms. Janan Najeeb, a founding member and current President of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, will address the most frequent questions asked about Islam at a free presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 9 at the Greendale Public Library, 5647 Broad St. in the village of Greendale. She will be discussing answers to the following frequently asked questions:

 

“Do you REALLY know about Islam--the religion of the Muslims?

“What is the REAL history of Islam?”

“What is the truth of “Jihad”?”

“What is Sharia Law and the position of women in Islam?”

“How did ISIS develop?”

“What do you think of the Iran Nuclear Program?”

 

A wife and mother of five, Ms. Najeeb has been a spokeswoman for Milwaukee’s Muslim community to media outlets, government officials, interfaith leaders, academic institutions, hospitals, and a wide range of community groups.

 

A microbiologist by profession (UW-Milwaukee), Ms. Najeeb left her career because of the tremendous need to bridge the gap between the erroneous perception of Islam and Muslims in society and the actual beliefs and practices of the vast majority of the world’s Muslims.

 

She serves on many committees and community boards as well as being an adjunct professor at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, teaching the Religious Culture of Islam. She also directs the new Islamic Resource Center on the south side of Milwaukee. In 2015, she founded the first Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival.

 

Ms. Najeeb is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including the International Institute of Wisconsin’s World Citizen Award, The Wisconsin Community Fund’s Grantee of the Year Award, CAIR’s (Council on American Islamic Relations) national award for activism, ACLU’s Special Recognition Award, as well as being named by Wisconsin Woman Magazine as a Leader Making a Difference.

 

This free presentation is being sponsored by Citizens Coalition (non-partisan information group), Southwest Region Democratic Party, Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition.

 

Please RSVP to Pamela Carlson, pjcar1@hotmail.com

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