WHEN: June 27, 2005 at 1:00 PM WHERE: Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium The U.S. Mission will sponsor a panel to discuss “Roots of Islam in America,” which will accompany an exhibit of the oldest transcript of the Koran produced in the United States, part of the autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, on display in the Visitors’ Lobby of the United Nations from June 27-July 1. The program will highlight Islamic influences in the United States as well as the coexistence of Islam with American cultures and ideals. The autobiography of Omar Ibn Said, authored in 1831, includes a chapter of the Koran, and is an important symbol of this coexistence. Our panelists will discuss these historical ties and further explain the development of Islam within the United States.


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