October 23rd- “Islam, Digital Media, and The Future of Liberty ” with Amir Ahmad Nasr (2:00PM-3:00PM Eastern Time/20:00-21:00 Central European Summer Time)
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- This talk will feature a brief history of Islamdom’s Ash’ariyya (the foremost theological school in Sunni Islam with an emphasis of revelation above rationalism) and Mu’tazila (a school that seeks to give a rationally coherent account of Islamic beliefs) and the impact of these schools to this day. How did the digital revolutions rewire the house of Islam and what are the consequences for the ideas of liberty in the Islamic world?
- Amir Ahmad Nasr is a Sudanese-born writer, digital activist, and mischievous entrepreneur. He was the formerly anonymous voice behind the popular North African Arab blog, The Sudanese Thinker during the Arab revolutions of 2011. His forthcoming book is called “My Isl@m: A Journey of Heartbreak and Awakening”.