Panel discusses Islamophobia

The documentary American Muslims: Fact vs. Fiction informed students about suffering of Muslims.

By Olivia Wild, Staff Writer

In the auditorium in Basil 135 at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday Oct. 18, the documentary American Muslims: Fact vs. Fiction was shown to inform students about the suffering of Muslims in the U.S. and their home countries.

A question and answer panel was held after the showing consisting of Dr. Daniel Tutt, the director of programs and producer of the company Unity Productions Foundations (UPF), and Esq. Sareer Fazili, president of the Islamic Center of Rochester.

The event was organized by Linda Edwards, a professor of women and gender studies.

“I went to the computer and I started just reading about who is doing something with Islamophobia and I came across the film American Muslims: Fact Vs. Fiction, it was on YouTube and it lead to Daniel Tutt and his company,” said Edwards.

Edwards said, “I think one of the things that I took from it and I hope students here as well, is that not all Muslims are terrorists. That’s the connection people have in their heads.”

Brianna Walworth took away from the event “that Muslims are hardly not the individuals that we see in the media. Much of our ideas of Muslims come from the media.”

The documentary can be watched on YouTube at

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