Islamophobia and the Three Evils of Society


Friday, January 26th, 2018 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Muslim Educational Trust: 2nd Floor Al-Andalusia Hall
10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223

Join us for an engaging discussion titled "Islamapobia and the Three Evils of Society." Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Hatem Bazian, Co-founder and Professor of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College. Dr. Bazian will look back at Martin Luther King's last speech on the three evils of society: militarism, materialism and racism, which he critiqued and offered alternatives to the future of American society. "Islamaphobia today emerges out of the same three evils that are utilized to target and demonize Muslims."

About Dr. Hatem Bazian

Hatem Bazian is a co-founder and Professor of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College, the 1st Accredited Muslim Liberal Arts College in the United States. In addition, Prof. Bazian is a lecturer in the Departments of Near Eastern and Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Bazian between 2002-2007, also served as an adjunct professor of law at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches courses on Islamic Law and Society, Islam in America: Communities and Institutions, De-Constructing Islamophobia and Othering of Islam, Religious Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies. In addition to Berkeley, Prof. Bazian served as a visiting Professor in Religious Studies at Saint Mary's College of California 2001-2007 and adviser to the Religion, Politics and Globalization Center at UC Berkeley.


Women in Islam: Status and Empowerment


Women in Islam @ MET's Monthly Forum and Potluck Dinner
Saturday, March 10th, 2018 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Muslim Educational Trust: 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223

Join us for an evening of discussion about "Women in Islam: Status and Empowerment." The status of women is society is neither a new issue nor is it a fully settled one. The position of Islam on this issue has been among the subjects presented to the world with the least objectivity. This forum will provide an exposition of what Islam stands for in this regard.

Our keynote speaker is Sister Nadira Najieb, Muslim Community Center of Portland Board Member. Our panel will include Sister Laila Cully, Retired Business Finance Officer; Sister Julie Ahmed, Oregon Islamic Academy Teacher.


Please do join us for an engaging evening, and bring your favorite dish!
We will also be recognizing the student winners of our Annual Speech Tournament and Spelling Bee.
We look forward to seeing you!

MET Award/Auction/Appreciation Night

Annually, MET recognizes dedicated volunteers for their positive spirit and contributions to MET and the community at large. Come and join us recognizing and celebrate community while enjoying this year's One-of-a-kind Auction Night.

All auction proceeds will benefit MET's Civic Engagement Programs.

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Our Keynote Speaker


Todd Green Associate professor of religion, Luther College

Green's research focuses on Islamophobia in the United States and Europe. His first book on the topic, The Fear of Islam: An introduction to Islamophobia in the West, was cited this past year in an amicus curiae brief field in the U.S. Supreme Court by the NAACP, the National Urban League, and other civil rights organizations. Green's most recent book is Presumed Guilty: Why We Shouldn't Ask Muslims to Condemn Terrorism. The Book argues that asking Muslims to condemn terrorist attacks is a distraction that prevents majority populations in the United States and Europe both from facing their own violent histories and from asking critical questions a bout how their countries' national security initiatives and foreign policies contribute to a violent world order.