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This edition: Amb. Akbar Ahmed - Journey Across Europe, Part I





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Episode Details

First aired: March 14, 2016.

On the heels of President Obama's first Presidential visit to a mosque, Dennis Wholey begins a tremendously timely and important two-part discussion with renowned Islamic scholar, author and filmmaker Ambassador Akbar Ahmed. The Ambassador is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University. Their conversation aims to diffuse Western fear and resentment surrounding Islam and contribute to the understanding of the true basis of the religion and it's positive contributions to the ideals of the Western world. Topics include global perspectives of Islam today and an examination of Amb. Ahmed's recent film, Journey Into Europe: Islam, Immigration & Identity. The film explores the essential and often overlooked role of Islam in the crafting of Western civilization. Through film clips and ernest discussion, Dennis Wholey and Amb. Akbar Ahmed begin to untangle the powerful trend of religious intolerance which has become one of the most pressing cultural conflicts of recent history.