Georgetown's John Esposito a Panelist in "Muslims Speak Out"
I have a new post up at the Campus Watch blog on the inclusion of Georgetown University Islamic studies professor John Esposito in the Washington Post/Newsweek "Muslims Speak Out" online dialogue beginning this weekend:
Yesterday, it was announced via press release that the joint Washington Post and Newsweek blog On Faith will be hosting an "online dialogue" from July 22-27 during which Muslim clerics, thinkers, and related figures will discuss "religion, terrorism and human rights."Continue reading "Georgetown's John Esposito a Panelist in 'Muslims Speak Out'"
Titled "Muslims Speak Out," the event is being held in conjunction with Georgetown University and perhaps not coincidentally, religion, international affairs, and Islamic studies professor John Esposito will be one of the panelists.
Esposito, along with being a regular contributor to the On Faith blog, is the founding director of Georgetown's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. It is so named after its Saudi patron, Prince Alwaleed bin Talel, who is not known for his moderate views. Neither, by the way, is Esposito who has consistently taken an apologetic stance towards Islamism, not to mention demonstrating a marked hostility towards the efforts of the United States and Israel to combat such forces.