Thursday, April 26, 2007
The New York Times describes Irshad Manji as “Osama bin Laden’s worst nightmare.” Manji is the Internationally Bestselling Author of The Trouble With Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith and she is inspiring audiences everywhere by telling her personal story with passion, conviction, and humor. The PBS Series, America at a Crossroads, will also premiere her new documentary, Faith Without Fear on April 19, 2007. As a scholar, Irshad Manji is a Senior Fellow with the European Foundation for Democracy and recently served as a Visiting Fellow at Yale University. As a journalist, her columns are distributed worldwide by the New York Times Syndicate and she has addressed groups ranging from Amnesty International to the Pentagon. The Jakarta Post in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim country, identifies Manji as one of three Muslim women creating positive change in Islam today. Manji has dedicated her highly acclaimed life to reforming the debate and view of Islam and she stresses that non-Muslims and Muslims alike have a crucial role to play. A limited amount of her books will be available for purchase and Ms. Manji has agreed to a booksigning. Please join the Capital Tiger Bay Club for this special program scheduled for Thursday, April 26 at the Silver Slipper.