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Amy Goodman Moderates Panel: Islamophobia's Toll and Stories of Resilience

Virtual with Amy Goodman

October 12, 2021 | Tuesday | 4:30 pm

Virtual–online only

New York, NY 10001 ( see map )
Amy Goodman moderates an online panel: Islamophobia, Its Toll on Communities and Stories of Resilience.

She will be joined by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and representatives from three mosques or Muslim communities that have suffered Islamophobic attacks:

- Imam Gamal Fouda, Masjid Al Noor, Christchurch, NZ. A lone gunman carried out two mass shootings at the Al Noor Mosque and at the Linwood Islamic Centre, in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday Prayer on March 15th, 2019. The attacker killed 51 people and injured 40.

- Nusaiba Al-Azem, second vice-chair of the London Muslim Mosque, London, Ontario. On June 6th, 2021, a 20-year-old white man drive a pickup truck into a Muslim family not far from the mosque, killing four members of the Afzaal family and seriously injuring a fifth, nine-year-old Fayez.

- Imam Mohamed Omar, executive director of Dar al Farooq, a mosque and community center in Bloomington, MN. On August 5, 2017, at about 5:00 a.m. local time, an improvised explosive device detonated near the mosque, damaging an imam’s office and sending smoke throughout the building. No one was hurt in the explosion.

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Amy Goodman

Amy goodman
Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide.

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award....