On October 6th, 2010, Maydan Executive Haroon Moghul was part of an Auburn Seminary panel on Islamophobia and the role of religious leaders in a time of crisis.  Below is a short clip of Haroon discussing why Muslims are on the receiving end of so much misunderstanding and deliberate misinformation:

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And below is the full panel.

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Maydan Executive Director Haroon Moghul presented at the June 19, 2010, Radicalization and De-Radicalization Strategies Conference in Hartford, Connecticut.  The day-long conference featured prominent speakers from the United States and abroad; Mr. Moghul’s presentation focused on the ways in which gender, race and class affect the building and running of American mosques, the ways in which these create crises and the ways in which American Muslims can create more positive, welcoming spaces for real religious community.  Watch below (link):

When Will Eid Be?

August 16, 2010

Following last week’s interviews, Maydan Institute Executive Director Haroon Moghul was asked by Religion Dispatches to write a companion piece.  The essay, titled “Eid on 9/11 Anniversary: A September Sermon?” was published today.

The Council of Foreign Relations, the non-partisan think tank which also publishes Foreign Affairs, has just published a much-needed backgrounder on the world’s second-largest intergovernmental body, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

Maydan Institute’s ED, Haroon Moghul, was consulted for the backgrounder and is featured.  Please read and share the full document, as it represents a valuable resource for understanding an increasingly prominent global organization and relationships between America and the West.