Encouraging Muslims to get involved in the upcoming elections will be the topic of a lecture on Thursday.
Parvez Ahmed, chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a nonprofit civil rights advocacy group, will be discussing the political role of Muslims at a forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, in Room 22 in Tate Hall at MU. The lecture, titled “Muslims, Politics and the 2008 Elections,” is sponsored by the Muslim Student Organization and the Islamic Center of Central Missouri.
Rashed Nizam, event organizer and chairman of the education board at the Islamic Center, said Ahmed will discuss the importance of Muslims being actively engaged in the mainstream political process.
The center has invited other Islamic communities from around Missouri to take part in the event, Nizam said.