intifada=shaking off - oppression/silence
Voices from Kolkata to Casablanca
Voices of struggle, Voices for change
Thursday, September 25, 2008 3-4pm PDT
KPFK/Pacifica Radio 90.7 FM, Los Angelesstreaming at kpfk.org and available on audio archive for 90 days
Nationalism, Religious Freedom and Civil Liberties:
Malaysia, India and the Indian Diaspora in the United States
Radio Intifada presents the state of religious freedom in Southeast and South Asia, including the Indian diaspora in the United States with special guests:
Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is an internationally recognized scholar of Islam and human rights, and human rights in cross-cultural perspectives. Dr. An-Na’im is the author of numerous critically acclaimed books and his latest book is titled *Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari`a,* which has been translated into 9 languages. He will discuss with us his body of work which explores the future of Sharia Law within the domain of a secular state.
Mr. K. Shanmuga is a partner at a law firm in Kuala Lumpur. His law degree is from King’s College, London. He has a diploma in Syariah law from the International Islamic University, Malaysia. He is a legal adviser to the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism, a member of the Malaysian Bar Council’s Human Rights Committee and the Steering Committee towards a Malaysian Interfaith Commission. He will be speaking on the rights to religious freedom in Malaysia.
Dr. Balamurli Natrajan, Professor of Anthropology at William Paterson University in New Jersey, who will offer an update on the Hindutva movement, a Hindu nationalist movement in India, and its impact on Indian youth here in the U.S.