Panel Discussion to Explore Mainstream Islam and Islamic Extremism

Thursday, April 19

We often hear the term “Islamic extremism” but rarely have the opportunity to learn how this form of religious radicalism diverges from mainstream Islam. On April 19, a panel will discuss the relationship between mainstream Islam and Islamic extremism.

The panelists will explore the connection between Muslims worldwide, the Qur’an and the teachings of Islam, and terrorism in the name of religion and politics.  

The panelists are:
- Herbert Berg, UNCW professor of religion, specializes in Middle East religions and directs UNCW’s international studies program;
- Dan Masters, UNCW professor of political science, studies political and global terrorism, international relations and international security;
- Melody Moezzi, Iranian-American Muslim activist, attorney and award-winning author. She has authored several books, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Guardian, among others.

The event will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in King Hall, Room 101 and is free and open to all.