Studying Islam


John Esposito
*Professor of Religion & International Affairs, Georgetown University
*Author, Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam (Oxford U press)

Emir Canner
*Advisor, Family Policy Network
*Assistant Professor of Church History, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.

Michael Sells
*Professor of Comparative Religion, Haverford College, Haverford, Pa.
*Author, Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations (White Cloud Press, 1999)

Joel Kassiola
*Dean of the Behavioral and Social Science, San Francisco State University

Joan Brodski Schur
*Greenwich Villiage Community Middle-School, New York, N.Y.

Since Sept. 11, Americans are increasingly curious about Islam. But, when a university required its new students to read a book about the Koran, a law suit got filed. What should we know about the Islamic world and what's the best way to learn it? Join Neal Conan for this hour's Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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