During the Sunday, July 6 Rector’s Forum, Ed Bacon and Salam Al-Marayati discuss what’s at stake in the conflicts in Northern Iran and Palestine/Israel.
Islam has endured for more than 1400 years because the central writings of the prophet Mohammad argue for one community over tribalism and conflict, says Salam Al-Marayati, our long-time partner for justice. The current sectarian violence among Shias, Sunnis, and Kurds is about domination, not cooperation.
President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Al-Marayati has written extensively on Islam and its call to life, human rights, democracy, and Middle East politics. His articles and interviews have appeared in many prominent newspapers, and he has been featured on C-SPAN, NBC, and radio.