If I get a chance, I will drop by this talk and ask Ms. Armstrong why it is that there are so many Muslims who apparently misunderstand Islam, and think that it enjoins them to commit acts of violence. How is it that so many Muslims don’t seem to be acquainted with the peaceful religion and its Gandhiesque prophet, about which she has written so much?
A Mosaic Foundation press release, with thanks to Twostellas:
WHO: Karen Armstrong, prolific author, speaker, teacher and media commentator on religious affairs in the U.S. and England, will launch the Mosaic Foundation’s new lecture series “Re- Discovering the Arab World.” Her lecture is entitled “Islam: The Misunderstood Religion.”
WHAT: Mosaic Foundation’s “Re-Discovering the Arab World.” This program is designed to foster deeper understanding of the Arab world through a closer examination of the rich diversity of Arab culture, traditions, arts and history amidst the background of current public interest.
WHEN: Monday, Nov. 20
— Reception: noon — 12:30 p.m.
— Program: 12:30–2 p.m.
WHERE: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor (Ballroom), Washington, D.C.