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Monday, July 1, 2013

Jul 5 ~ Charlotte View: Radicals ~R~ Raised! Not Born! Sam Wazan 07/05 by Charlotte View Internet Radio | Blog Talk Radio

Jul 5 ~ Charlotte View: Radicals ~R~ Raised! Not Born! Sam Wazan 07/05 by Charlotte View Internet Radio | Blog Talk Radio

 Showtime: Friday, July 5, at NOON (EDT)
Category: Interfaith Islam
Call in Number: (805) 830-8344
Duration: up to 60 minutes
Short Link: http://tobtr.com/s/4966301
Opening Song: "L.O.V.E. (CAN YOU HELP ME FIND IT?)." by Richard Carey Figueroa

Charlotte View proudly presents the Topic "Radicals R Raised! Not Born! with Grassroots Catalyst for Peace, Speaker, & Author, Sam Wazan.
Sam Wazan is a leading expert on the root causes of thought and militant radicalism. He is the founder of The Wazan Foundation and author of The Last Moderate Muslim.  He is a speaker on Ending Religious Violence: The Journey to Peace, Overcoming Adversity, and from Diversity to Humanity. Wazan survived fifteen-years living in a combat-zone during the Lebanese civil war. His family took shelter in the stairways and underground garage depot. While in hiding, he listened to radio broadcasts of religious cleansing committed by both Christians and Muslims. Often times, the executions were only a half a mile away. Outside and in churches and mosques congregations reverberated “Amen” after the prayers called for the annihilation of people of other faiths.
After twenty-years in the United States, Wazan resigned from a corporate position to write his personally inspired novel, The Last Moderate Muslim, and deliver his speech The Journey to Peace.
Inspired by his story, the novel exposes cultural details and unsparing insights into radical believers of various faiths that are applicable to the current situation in the Arab world and the Middle East, and that can ultimately suggest a road map out of the geopolitical and religious violence--toward peace. 

During the course of writing his first novel, Wazan experienced countless realizations about his upbringing. He processed his awakening on civic terms. Prominent among his realizations was that much of the radicalization of beliefs and hijacking of minds during his budding years was attributed to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The conflict elevated provocations and retributions to ungodly acts and proved to be symptomatic of deeper underlying cultural problems in the practice of various faiths.

In his quest to catalyze a state of mutual harmony and prosperity for world citizens, Wazan has given over ninety speeches to date. His passion for peace propelled him to start The Wazan Foundation to address the root causes of radicalization and religious violence.

Contact: author@samwazan.com / www.samwazan.com

The population of Muslims living in the United States is rising fast. Immigration and religious conversions have made Islam the fastest growing religion in the U.S. And while America has always been a safe haven and melting pot for new citizens with varying religious beliefs, the rapid growth of Islam is causing concern across the country.
America has no issues with the religion of Islam. Freedom of religion is one of America’s greatest strengths. The concern is that some Muslims in the U.S. are learning radical ideology.
There are Muslims in the United States—albeit a minority—taught extremist views that run counter to everything we hold dear as Americans. In various mosques, and in U.S. prisons Muslims are listening to sermons that are un-American.