I know you probably don’t have time for this long a video, but for the record, here’s my February 19 keynote speech at the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, MI — on fundamentalism, stereotyping, and (with suitably Jewish agnostic chutzpah) religion, as well as on the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia and the effect they may have on American attitudes toward Islam.
The occasion, at the largest Shia mosque in America, was the celebration of the birthday of Muhammad. The still shot has a somewhat disturbingly preacher look to it, so please tell me I’m not preaching, just talking…
(The sound comes in fully after about 45 seconds.)
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