The University of Iowa

UI hosts panel on "Islamophobia," human rights and religious freedom Nov. 15

November 4th, 2010

A panel discussion about “Islamophobia,” human rights and religious freedom in America will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in Shambaugh Auditorium of the Main Library on the University of Iowa campus. The event is free and open to the public.

This event will include discussion about some of the recent policy decisions and bans related to Islam and certain forms of religious expression. The panelists, each with a unique and specialized area of expertise, will address the stereotypes, misunderstandings and fears that contribute to this global problem of “Islamophobia.”

Panelists for the discussion will be Iman Taha Tawil of the Mother Mosque in Cedar Rapids; Adrien Wing, human rights professor at the University of Iowa College of Law; Miriam Amer, executive director of the Iowa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-IA); and Connie Ryan Terrell, executive director of the Iowa Interfaith Alliance.

This event is sponsored by the UI Center for Human Rights, the UI Muslim Student Association and UI International Programs.

For more information, contact Joan Nashelsky at or 319-335-3900.