Refuting Islamophobia and Tribalism of the Muslim Sects: Demystifying ‘the Other’ by Harris Zafar

Published on Nov 17, 2014


Additional reading and viewing: Video: The Best Paradigm to understand why sects and religions are often parochial and exclusive

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Our global and national history has shown a dangerous human tendency to isolate and push away others we see as mysterious. This mystery and ignorance of “the other” has prompted humans to tragic intolerance. Harris Zafar discusses this history and how we can Demystify the Other in order to protect ourselves from repeating these mistakes.

A staunch advocate for universal human rights, he is the author of best selling book “Demystifying Islam”. He also teaches in two colleges and frequently appears on cable news networks.

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Categories: pluralism, Sectarianism, Video

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