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November 4, 2010

Islam: Life Against Terror

St. Francis Students Host Imam for Open Discussion

The St. Francis College Muslim Student Association hosted the discussion, Islam: Life Against Terror with Imam Mazen Mokhtar a member of the New Jersey Chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS) on November 4 in Founders Hall.

The evening began with an introduction from the founder and President of the Muslim Student Association Soha Mahmoud and included words from St. Francis College President Brendan J. Dugan ’68 and College Chancellor Frank J. Macchiarola ’62.

Imam Mokhtar then spoke; afterwards engaging in a lengthy question and answer session with members of the audience. The idea behind the event was to dispel myths about Islam and cut through inaccurate and false stories. (Click to watch the lecture)

Imam Mokhtar is a member of the Board of Trustees of MAS and gives regular lectures at Masjid (Mosque) Al-Huda in New Brunswick, NJ and the Institute of Islamic Studies in East Windsor, NJ. Brother Mazen holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and currently runs a New Jersey based computer consulting business. He also holds regular classes in topics such as Exegesis of the Qur’an, Islamic History and Activism, and has a personal interest in the field of Islamic Activism and youth work.

St. Francis College, founded in 1859 by the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn, is located in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. Since its founding, the College has pursued its Franciscan mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students from New York City’s five boroughs and beyond.
St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

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