Islam and the Western World: An Interfaith Dialogue featuring Shaikh Hamza Yusuf Hanson of the Zaytuna Institute, and Ambassador J. Douglas Holladay of the Buxton Initiative. Congressman Keith Ellison moderates this interfaith discussion with particular focus on issues related to the Christian, Muslim, Jewish and other faith communities living in the U.S. and Europe.
Keith Ellison is a father, husband, lawyer, state legislator and community advocate.
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, he moved to Minnesota in 1987 to attend University of Minnesota Law School, where he graduated with a Juris Doctor degree in 1990. Ellison and spouse Kim, a high school mathematics teacher, have lived on the Minneapolis Northside for the past 17 years. They have four children ages 17, 15, 10, and 9.
Ellison represents House District 58B in the Minnesota State Legislature, one of the most economically, racially, and demographically diverse districts in the State. He is a member of the Legislature's Public Safety, Policy and Finance Committees, and Election and Civil Law Committee.
J. Douglas Holladay
J. Douglas Holladay is general partner and co-founder of Park Avenue Equity Partners, with offices in New York City and Washington, D.C. Previously, he was a senior officer with the international investment banking firm Goldman, Sachs & Company and held senior positions in the White House and State Department.
He recently completed the four-part PBS documentary The Question of God with Harvard psychiatrist and friend Dr. Armand Nicholi. He holds degrees from the University of North Carolina, Princeton and Oxford University. He serves as co-chairman of the Buxton Initiative.
Hamza Yusuf Hanson
Hamza Yusuf was born in Washington State and raised in Northern California. In 1977, he became Muslim and subsequently traveled to the Muslim world and studied for ten years in the U. A. E., Saudi Arabia, as well as North and West Africa. He received teaching licenses in various Islamic subjects from several well-known scholars in various countries.
After ten years of studies abroad, he returned to the USA and took degrees in Religious Studies and Health Care. He has traveled all over the world giving talks on Islam. He also founded Zaytuna Institute which has established an international reputation for presenting a classical picture of Islam in the West and which is dedicated to the revival of traditional study methods and the sciences of Islam. Shaykh Hamza is the first American lecturer to teach in Morocco's prestigious and oldest University, the Karaouine in Fes.
In addition, he has translated into modern English several classical Arabic traditional texts and poems. Shaykh Hamza currently resides in Northern California with his wife and five children.
There is no such thing as moderate muslim or islam!
It is a all or nothing religion!
You go to god all the way not half way.
Moderation is not full measure to muslims or islamic cultures!
God is everywhere, no separation of church and state and they believe in a life here after, after death! So kill a jew go to paradise or heaven, your choice.
Any religion kills for paradise or heaven is very dangerous.
They do not ask hard questions. Crusades and inquisition and holocaust mufti of jerusalem supported hitler in killing of jews. Jews massacred in baghdad by the mufti 1945 june. Usa knows no history stuck on their own lies,
same as muslims killing for god!
Nothing will change until rabbi is taken off the cross and given back to the jews, and muslims change their koran! Endless war! A war,about and for god!
Shame on all of us!
In the end plato 350 bc, beware of the man of one book for he is filled with half truths and there is no greater lie than half truth!
WHERE TO START:
FIRST " YOUR ENTITLED TO YOUR OWN OPINION BUT NOT YOUR OWN FACTS:"
JEWISH-HEBREW CALENDAR 5771 years and only 15, million Jews world-Wide.FACTS!
CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM CAME FROM ABRAHAM A JEW-HEBREW.
CHRIST A JEWISH RABBI WHO STUDIED UNDER RABBAN OF JERUSALEM GAMALIEL. FACT
FOR ONE TO BE A RABBI ONE HAD HAS TO BE MARRIED; FACT, JESUS RABBI WAS MARRIED.
YET CHRISTIANS USE THE RABBI ON THE CROSS TO KILL OTHER JEWS, MARTIN LUTHER REFORMATION HATED JEWS AS THE POPE.
MOHAMMED SAID HE FLEW OR TEMPLE MOUNT JERUSALEM ON A WINGED WHITE HORSE AND THEY KILL FOR THIS FANTASY!
KORAN CALLS JEWS PIGS AND DOGS KILL JEW GO TO HEAVEN.
CRUSADES POPE SAID KILL JEWS AND MUSLIMS GO TO HEAVEN JEWS CHRIST KILLER: ISLAM SAYS MOHAMMED POISONED TO DEATH BY OLD JEWISH WOMAN, so THEY SAY!
BOTH RELIGIONS SURVIVE ON ENEMY IDENTITY KILLING FOR GOD SHAME
I find the expositions of these speakers very good and articulate, especially the Imam Hamza Yusuf, except when he states that there was evidence of precolumbian moslems in America. I, as a professor of History and philosophy in my country, who has made a good part and deal of life to speak and show the historical traces and presence of Islam in America (that is, in SOUTH America, from the Patagonia to Southern California, Florida and New Mexico), since its discovery by Columbus, find that piece of "information" ludicrous at least, and profoundly misleading in view of really knowing facts & truth. It is rather preferable to work with actual, factual, evidence. Everyone is free to join vikings, UFOS, Chinese, Phoenicians & what you like, in being here first. But I find distressingly regrettable that someone speaking as an otherwise very reasonable representative of the moslem community should make those crazy affirmations. I makes me shudder to think what he makes of jews (Do they have tails?) or christians or southamericans. Al Ghazali said: "Greater harm is done to religion by an unmethodical helper than by an enemy whose actions, however hostile, are yet regular, for as the proverb goes, 'A wise enemy is better than an ignorant friend'". Please wake up, friend & brother Hamza.