PUBLIC LECTURE: "The Future of Muslims in a Trumpian World," Islamic Center of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, December 18, 2016.


Description:  Professor Khaled Abou El Fadl explains the history and rise of white-nationalism and the forces that gave rise to the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States.  He explains the various arguments that justify the vilification of Islam, including arguments around the "clash of civilizations" thesis, the so-called superiority of the "West," and the redefinition and use of the notion of "Judeo-Christian values" as a cover for racism, bigotry and white privilege. He discusses how the Trump administration and cabinet appointees have expanded the definition of "Radical Islamists" to include all Muslims and the religion of Islam, and how this redefinition will become the basis of the persecution to come. Muslims, as the "low-hanging fruit" and test cases for the new administration will pave the way for the persecution of other minority groups that will be next in line after the Muslims. Dr. Abou El Fadl discusses what Muslims can expect with a Trump administration and what Muslims must do in order to prepare for the likely battles ahead.   


Full Lecture: "The Future of Muslims in a Trumpian World"

 


Q&A after "The Future of Muslims in a Trumpian World"

 


 

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