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Greenville groups are raising awareness about Islam, Muslims

Furman President Elizabeth Davis speaks with professor Akan Malici at the “Meet Your Muslim Neighbor” event, part of Furman’s Islam Awareness Week.

Angela Davis of The Greenville News spoke to Furman’s Akan Malici and Muhammad Shafqut (Class of 2019) during Islam Awareness Week, a collaboration of Furman’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Minor and the Muslim Student Association. Shafqut, an accounting and economics double major, says the observance is “a necessity, for educational purposes, to tell [people] that, yes, we are completely like any other human being, we are open to talking, open to discussion, and to clear up the misconceptions about the religion and the people.”

Politics and International Affairs professor Malici says, “At this very moment, we have family and friends who are running away either from ISIS or from brutal dictators in the region. What this shows is that the likes of Osama bin Laden or Abu Bakr al-Baghadidi, the leader of ISIS, are not enemies of America or the west. They are enemies of humanity, of all of us.”

Furman’s Islam Awareness Week continues through Oct. 12.

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