Encountering Islam

August 24, 2008
(was 12.02.2007)

East Meets West

Part Five

 

Tariq Ramadan is a controversial philosopher who believes Muslims can thrive in secular, Western society. Ayaan Hirsi Ali disagrees. She's an equally controversial figure who's living under a death threat - targeted by Islamic radicals. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll talk with both of these impassioned activists.

  1. Tariq Ramadan on Muslims in Europe

    Tariq Ramadan is a Swiss-born philosopher who travels throughout the Islamic world trying to build bridges between European Muslim and conservative clerics.

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  2. Azhar Usman on Socially-Conscious Comedy

    Azhar Usman is a Muslim stand-up comic and part of the "Allah Made Me Funny" Comedy Troupe.  He tells Jim Fleming that he sees himself as belonging to a long tradition of socially conscious comedians.

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  3. Lupe Fiasco on Muslim Hip Hop

    Lupe Fiasco is a rap star and a devout Muslim.  His debut album is called "Food and Liquor" and was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards.

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  4. Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Islam in the West

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a famous critic of Islam. She talks with Steve Paulson about why she believes Islam is inherently incompatible with Western values.

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  5. Ausma Khan on Women in Islam

    Ausma Khan is the editor of a new magazine called "Muslim Girl."  She tells Anne Strainchamps how the magazine can help young Muslim women talk with their parents.

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