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Islam: Challenges to Peaceful Co-existence in the West

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Islam:  Challenges to Peaceful Co-existence in the West with speaker Dr. Fatma Reda will be held on Wednesday, June 19 from 7-8 p.m. in the Gallery at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 715 Minnetonka Mills Rd., Hopkins.  This program is free and open to all.  For more information visit glconline.org or phone 952-935-1753.


How do Muslims adjust to and co-exist in a pluralistic society? How do they cope with the added burden of being viewed as a threat? These are two of the questions that will be addressed in the presentation. Dr. Reda is a psychiatrist and consultant physician with a PhD in Comparative Religious Studies. 

Mike B. May 29, 2013 at 02:27 AM
"How to they (muslims) cope with being viewed as a threat"? says the article. I really don't care how they, the muslims, cope. It is the Christian world that is under attack!
Barnabas Parker May 29, 2013 at 04:06 AM
some1 had 2 say it! u couldnt be more rite! i cant walk anywhere without getting looked at from people because i wear my preaching robes to grocery shop!!1! i always feel threatened and my car has been keyed. i m not blaming the muslums for thiis but we are definetly under attack! expessially are chidren!
Michael Hindin June 14, 2013 at 09:29 AM
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Thank you for hosting this event.
mike savick June 15, 2013 at 05:24 PM
Perhaps what Mike B sees as being under attack is the world less willing to be controlled by the Catholic Church and other conservative churches for nearly 2000 years. Starting with the Roman conversion to Catholicism there has been a constant imperial conquest of the world with forced conversions, church imperial state alliances, inquisitions, etc. You are welcome to follow your church's laws but the rest of the world doesn't want them imposed on us. You church has has had a constant war on science and intellectual pursuit because thinking and discovery threatens established church dogma. If you want to unceremoniously trash unneeded embryo's from fertility clinics that's fine for believers, but others should also be free to donate them to save lives. You are free not to marry gays. leave the rest of us alone.

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