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Compatibility of Muslim Identitlitical Institutions

Dates & Time: 
Thu, Oct 25, 2018 - 03:00 pm

Join us for a talk with Ertugrul Gokcekuyu, who teaches at the Islamic University of Applied Sciences of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

He will speak on the topic of “Compatibility of Muslim Identity in Political Institutions.”

It is enigmatic why some Muslim scholars favored insurgencies and riots while others Muslim scholars favored constructive, passive social protest in the face of challenges and difficulties. Since Muslim communities read and study these scholars, they find inspiration to legitimize both methods. Muslim presence in Western societies has been facing similar pressures: it is mocked and treated as a suspicious pariah, and it is the subject of the populist debate as living in enclaves, isolated, incapable of societal and political relations. The popular debate today of “political Islam” versus “identity politics” seems to follow the same tracks. Is the Muslim identity potentially one that holds complex and overlapping identities towards tolerance and political democratic machinery or is the Muslim identity truly one-dimensional and incompatible?

Ertugrul Gokcekuyu is the vice president of the executive board of the Islamic University of Rotterdam Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

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Hartford Seminary 77 Sherman St, Hartford, CT 06105

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