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Turkish Author to Discuss 'Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty'

Nov. 15, 2013

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Mustafa Akyol

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Turkish author and journalist Mustafa Akyol will share his thoughts on whether Islam is compatible with freedom, during a Thursday, Nov. 21, talk at Cal State Fullerton. The 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. lecture in Room 224 of the Humanities-Social Sciences Building is free and open to the public.

Akyol is author of "Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty," (2011, W.W. Norton & Co.), and "Rethinking the Kurdish Question: What Went Wrong? What Next?" published in 2006.

A columnist for Turkey's Hürriyet Daily News and Star, Akyol has appeared on Turkish TV, as well as CNN, the BBC, Al Jazeera English and France 24. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Financial Times and Newsweek.

The presentation is sponsored by the Comparative Religion Student Association and the Department of Comparative Religion. For more information, contact Jeanette R. Solano, jsolano@fullerton.edu.

On-campus parking is $2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit Monday through Friday. Details are available online.

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