Bilge Selcuk

Bilge Selcuk is an associate professor of psychology at Koc University in Turkey. She co-authored a 2015 study showing that religious children are less altruistic than other children.

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American Islamic Congress

The American Islamic Congress was founded after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and works to fight steroetypes about Islam and battle extremism and terrorism. It runs programs in the U.S. and overseas. Zainab Al-Suwaij is executive director.

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Mucahit Bilici

Mucahit Bilici is an assistant professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He is the author of Finding Mecca in America and a columnist for Taraf, a daily publication in Turkish.

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Mustafa Akyol

Mustafa Akyol is a Turkish columnist for Hürriyet Daily News, the website Al-Monitor: The Pulse of the Middle East and The International New York Times. He is also the author of Islam Without Extremes. In 2011, he delivered a TED Talk on the subject of faith versus tradition in Islam.

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Reporting on Islam

While 1 in five people practice Islam internationally, a Pew Research survey in 2010 found that about half of Americans are able to correctly identify the Quran and Ramadan as associated with Islam. Another Pew survey in 2007 revealed that 58 percent of Americans say they know little or nothing about Islam’s practices, and often, what they do know […]

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Yesim Arat

Yesim Arat is a professor of political science and international relations at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey. She is the author of Rethinking Islam and Liberal Democracy: Islamist Women in Turkish Politics.

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