Democracy, Muslim American Civic Engagement, and the Shari'a

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  Monday, November 2, 2020
  12 - 1:30 p.m.
  Stephens Hall

Dr. Quraishi-Landes will provide a scholarly lens to understanding: What is a Muslim’s obligation when it comes to state law in the US? Are Muslims supposed to vote for laws that reflect the rules of Islam? If not, why not? And if so, does that mean that sharia is a threat to the American rule of law? How should Muslim Americans navigate this landscape, and how should non-Muslim Americans feel about Muslim voters and elected officials?
Ms. Abdul-Karim will shed light on the experience and impact of the Georgia Muslim Voter Project, particularly in the area of youth engagement and emphasizing political accountability, civic participation vs. civic engagement.
This session will address these questions, and more, on the eve of perhaps the most awaited US national elections of our time.

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
University of California, Berkeley
340 Stephens Hall, Berkeley, CA  94720-2314
510.642.8208
cmes@berkeley.edu

 

 
 

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