A discussion about Islam and the West

Apr 5, 2013

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It’s understatement to say that Islam is misunderstood in the West. While we see images of people in the Muslim world that often depict the religion as violent and backward -- images that fuel Islamophobia. But of course there’s more to Islam than stereotypes, as there are millions of Muslims we don’t see who are working to feed their families and to give themselves better lives.

Seyyed Hossein Nasr is a prominent Islamic philosopher from George Washington University. He’s here in East Lansing this week to give a lecture about religion, science and nature. Professor Nasr discusses what it means to be Muslim in America.