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Islamic Deradicalization

Jun 11, 2010

Saud Anwar.
Credit Chion Wolf / WNPR

Terrorist plots on U.S. soil, and terrorist acts around the world, are blamed on “radical” strains of Islam. But what are the causes of “radicalization,” and how can they be reversed? A conference this month in East Hartford brings together leading thinkers and writers – tackling the topics of violent extremism, the U.S. relationship with Pakistan and Pakistani Americans, and ways in which the Muslim community here is helping to weed out terrorism. We’ll talk with Saud Anwar of the American Muslim Peace Initiative and Alejandro Beutel, Government Liaison at the Muslim Public Affairs Council - and with you. We’d like to hear from you – how do we deal with “radical” Islamist ideologies – while respecting the rights of Muslim Americans?