Dismantling Islamophobia in France: Finding a Sustainable & Strategic Response.
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About the Event
The demonizing of Muslims and Islam in France has attracted a global outcry. Join Dr. Houda Abadi in conversation with French Muslim activist and former CCIF Director Marwan Muhammad for a discussion on the rising tide of institutionalized Islamophobia in France and how we can play an active role in promoting equity and inclusive policies that push back against systemic hate and bigotry.
About Marwan Muhammmad:
Marwan Muhammad is a French-Egyptian author and statistician. After a career in finance, he dedicated the last 12 years to the fight against islamophobia. He was the spokesman and then the director of the Collective Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF), the most prominent human rights NGO in France supporting Muslims, before becoming a diplomat for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), where he supported Muslim communities all across Europe, Central Asia, and North America. In 2018, he conducted the first survey of Muslims in France (in which 27 000 took part), before founding the Muslims’ Platform, an umbrella organization gathering hundreds of Mosques and Islamic organizations across France, with more than 75 000 supporters. He now works as a Human Rights consultant for International Organizations.