Radical Madrasa Apologist Ebrahim Moosa Developing Islamic Studies at Notre Dame
South African-born Islamic studies professor Ebrahim Moosa
, formerly of Duke University, is now developing
an "imaginative, world-class Islamic studies program" at Notre Dame University. As reported by Campus Watch
, Moosa, speaking at a 2011 UC Berkeley workshop, defended Deobandism, the madrasa-based radical ideology that inspires the Taliban. A graduate of Deobandi theological training in India--a background he expounds upon in his recently published book
, What is a Madrasa?
--Moosa continues to insist that "the demonization of madrasas is an incorrect perspective held by many in the West." With such guidance, Notre Dame's Islamic studies program will be very imaginative, indeed.
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