Akbar Ahmed, Chair Of Islamic Studies at
American University, Joins Brian Lamb on
Interesting People. Informative Conversations.

WASHINGTON (August 11, 2006) – American University’s Chair of Islamic Studies, Akbar Ahmed, joins C-SPAN’s Brian Lamb for an hour-long interview on Q&A that airs Sunday, August 13 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.
In light of recent news and the foiled terrorist plot, Ahmed adds some perspective by discussing Islamic fundamentalism, why he believes some terrorists act in the name of Islam, and his goal to spread the peaceful teachings of Islam to younger generations.
Q&A is devoted to discussions about the lives and careers of interesting individuals from various fields, such as health care, education, the media, and politics. More information on Q&A, including schedules, guests and archived video, can be found on the Q&A web site at www.q-and-a.org. Q & A is also available as a podcast. Visit www.c-span.org/podcast to download each week’s program to an iPod or MP3 player.
C-SPAN, the political network of record, was created in 1979 by America’s cable companies as a public service. C-SPAN is currently available in 89.8 million households. For more information about C-SPAN, visit www.c-span.org.



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