Ground Zero Mosque Imam to Speak at Georgetown, March 1
The Georgetown University Lecture Fund will be hosting Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the former spokesman of the controversial Park51 mosque, according to the Georgetown Voice. The Park51 mosque, commonly referred to as the Ground Zero mosque, became a controversy this past summer because of its proximity to the location of the World Trade Center, whose two main towers imploded on Sept. 11, 2001, because of terrorist attacks, killing more than 2,000 persons in New York City.
As reported by the Hoya, Rauf will be part of a panel at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center on March 1: "Religion in American Politics and Society: A Model for Other Countries?"
The panel is largely geared toward graduate students and faculty members. The Voice also reported that the Lecture Fund has scheduled Rauf for a lecture at 6 p.m. that evening in Lohrfink Auditorium geared toward undergraduate students. Rauf will be speaking about the separation between religion and politics in both the United States and in the Muslim world. A moderated question and answer period will follow the speech.