Human Rights and the Invisible American Muslim: An American Muslim Looks at Human Rights

Dr. Hana Kahn

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Belmont United Methodist Church
Corner of 21st Ave. S. and Acklen

Dr. Kahn will discuss how Muslims in this country are affected when their freedoms of religion, speech and assembly are challenged.  She also will identify common elements of Islam, Christianity and Judaism that support respect and tolerance for diverse beliefs. Dr. Khan looks at whether mainstream Muslims are expected to apologize for radicals and whether mainstream Christians should apologize for extremists of their faith. She will discuss the parallels and perspectives of the ongoing national debate. Dr. Khan is a native of Pakistan who was brought up in Saudi Arabia. She is a graduate of the Fatima Jinnah Medical College in Lahore, Pakistan. After growing up on three continents, she has lived in the United States for the past 12 years where she works in medical practice management. She is fluent in five languages: English, Urdu, Pushto, Punjabi and Hindi. Dr. Kahn authored a book of Urdu poetry: Istearah Shaamka (A Symbol of a Beautiful Evening), which was published in 2006. She is married and has two children.