Florida Muslims Ask Synagogue to Balance Presentation on Islam

The Tampa chapter of the Council on America-Islamic Relations called on a local synagogue to invite a representative of the Muslim community, to offer a balance perspective alongside a controversial speaker who claims that wearing the headscarf of hijab is related to the “growth of terrorism.” “Any inflammatory claim that Islamic attire is related to terrorism should be balanced with accurate information about Islam and Muslims,” said CAIR-Tampa Executive Director Ramzy Kilic. “We respectfully request that Temple Beth Sholom invite a representative of the mainstream Florida Muslim community to offer a balancing perspective.” The speaker, Tawfik Hamid, will lecture at the Temple Beth Sholom, where part of his lecture outlines the role that the hijab plays in the “proliferation of radical Islam,” and has faced past criticism over credibility in his claim to be an “Islamic reformer.”

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