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Professor educates students about the nonviolent history of Islam
by Ana Rodriguez
A professor of Islamic studies educated students regarding the history of Muslims and the religion of Islam in an effort to combat the negative stereotypes that are often portrayed in the media.
"I'm trying to show that after 9/11, we have a tendency, especially in North America, to think of Islam and Muslims only in terms of orthodoxy and fundamentalism," said Ramin Jahanbegloo at the "Nonviolence, Islam and the Paradigm of Cordoba" presentation Tuesday afternoon.
Nayereh Tohidi, founding director of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program at CSUN, as she introduced Jahanbegloo as a multi-disciplined scholar to attendees.
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