2012-04-29

In Dearborn, Arab-Americans Speak Out Against Bigotry

Arab-Americans and their allies in the struggle against fundamentalist bigotry are speaking out. "Today at the Hyatt in Dearborn from 5 to 8PM we will hold the Jessica Mokdad Conference on Honor Killing. Speakers will include:"
Simon Deng is the former slave from Sudan and leader of the Freedom walk Simon Aban Deng is a refugee from Sudan and a survivor of child slavery. He is a passionate activist who recently trekked 300 miles from United Nations headquarters in New York City to the Capitol in Washington, D.C., to call for an end to slavery and genocide in Sudan. ...
Nonie Darwish is the president of Former Muslims United and the author of The Devil We Don’t Know: The Dark Side of Revolutions in the Middle East (Wiley); Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law (Thomas Nelson); and Now They Call Me Infidel: Why I Renounced Jihad for America, Israel, and the War on Terror (Sentinel). ...
Magdi Khalil is a Coptic Christian political analyst, researcher, author and executive editor of the Egyptian weekly Watani International. He is also a columnist for Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, London, a free-lance writer for several Arabic language newspapers, and a frequent contributor to Middle East broadcast news TV. Khalil has also published three books and written numerous research papers on citizenship rights, civil society, and the situation of minorities in the Middle East. He is one of the most prominent advocates of human rights in Egypt. He focuses in his writings on minorities, including Copts in Egypt.
They'll be among those speaking at a conference against Islamic bigotry in Dearborn, Michigan.