"Islamic Identity, Vision and Role in a Pluralistic Society"
Mohamed Jawad Khaki
Co-Founder and CEO Uhuru Software, Inc
Introduced by: Brian Evison
Islam and Muslims have been in the news a lot in recent years. Labeled as terrorists or terrorist sympathizers by mainstream media, Muslim Americans struggle to define themselves as opposed to being defined by the extremists who perpetuate crimes in the name of Islam or by the Islamophobes who plant fear and mistrust as thdemonize faithful followers of Islam. Jawad Khaki will lead a discussion about how to build and enhance understanding, across ethnic and faith divides, to stand against terrorism as well as against intolerance, hatred and bigotry.
About the Speaker
In 1997 Jawad helped establish the Ithna-asheri Muslim Association of the Northwest (IMAN) and served as its President until 2011. Jawad and his wife Kaniz established the Khaki Foundation to provide assistance to the most vulnerable members of society with essential needs and through educational endeavors to alleviate poverty and suffering.
Jawad was recognized nationally with the sixth annual Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award. He was appointed honorary professor by Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications. In November 2012 he was conferred with an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from the University of East London.