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Panel discussion on Understanding and Misunderstanding Islam.

The Charlie Hebdo massacre reified the fears of a clash of civilizations. We received several calls and emails requesting to hold an event to articulate and educate our community about What Islam is and how Muslims perceive such attacks. Therefore, we at the Atlantic Institute held a panel discussion on January 29, 2015 at Furman University to talk on “Understanding and Misunderstanding Islam”

Dr.Akan Malici, Furman Political Science professor, Dr. Alfons Teipen, Furman Department of Religion professor, and Mr. Akif Aydin, Atlantic Institute president were the panelists in the event. Dr. Akan Malici moderated the event with an introduction to the topic.

The event aimed at informing the general public about the what is the mainstream understanding of Islam and major misunderstanding about Islam. The panel drew its audience of 150 from the student body at Furman University and the broader Greenville community.