Islam critic to address US school despite protest

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April 17, 2007 06:37

 
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A speech by a best-selling author and critic of radical Islam will be held at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, despite calls by members of the Muslim community to cancel the event. Members of the Islamic Center of Johnstown wanted Ayaan Hirsi Ali's appearance canceled, saying her attacks on Islam are unjustified and Muslims in the area get along well with everyone else. "I don't want her to poison anyone's mind," Mahmood A. Qazi, the center's founder and past president, told the Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown. "She doesn't believe in God. How can she talk about God?" Jerry Samples, the school's vice president of academic and student affairs, met with Qazi and Islamic Center president Fouad ElBayly, and agreed to a request by the Islamic Center's leaders to discuss their religion at a later university event.

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