What do Muslims Believe?

Are all Muslims the same and where do most Muslims they live? How is Islam similar to Christianity and Judaism? … Continued

Are all Muslims the same and where do most Muslims they live?

How is Islam similar to Christianity and Judaism?

Does the Quran condone terrorism?

Is Islam compatible with democracy?

Are women second class citizens in Islam?

Those are some of the questions On Faith panelist John Esposito will pose when Georgetown University hosts the first On Faith Live on April 19. The symposium will be held from 4-5:30 p.m.

Esposito is professor of religion, international affairs and Islamic studies at Georgetown University. He also is founding director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

A specialist in Islam, political Islam and the impact of Islamic movements from North Africa to Southeast Asia, Esposito is editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World (4 vols.), The Oxford History of Islam, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, and The Islamic World: Past and Present (3 vols.).

His more than 30 books include: Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam, What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam, World Religions Today (with D. Fasching & T. Lewis). The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?, Islam: The Straight Path; Islam and Politics; Islam and Democrac, Makers of Contemporary Islam (with J. Voll) and Islam and Secularism in the Middle East (with A. Tamimi).

By David Waters | 
April 10, 2007; 4:11 PM ET

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