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Dalia Mogahed on Islam in the world today

Dalia Mogahed on Islam in the world today

Update: 2018-11-0634


Just after 9/11, Dalia Mogahed asked: what do 1.8 billion Muslims really think? In a grand research project with Gallup, she interviewed more than 50,000 Muslims about their lives, their dreams, and the state of their religion. Today, she continues her research on Muslims as the director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. In this intimate conversation with Chris, she opens up about her own faith and shares what she believes are the most common misconceptions of the world’s second-biggest religion. To find out more about TED, please visit

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Comments (7)


Taqiya all the way. Islam is a threat to modern civilization.

Aug 22nd

Sid Leake

I just found TED on podcast. Listened to Sam Harris and this one. The one question I would have liked asked, "How do you reconcile your belief in God when there is so much physical, philosophic and scientific evidence that he doesn't?" This is a required question (it seems)with a Christian interviewee.

Jun 5th

Colin M

This is the definition of a softball interview. To listen to her responses and accept them at face value can only be done by a person with almost zero understanding of both the religious texts and the geopolitical environment of today. She obfuscates at every opportunity and flat out lies many times. I understand wanting to defend your religion and being forced to bend the truth at times to do so, but she gives ZERO responsibility of the failings of Islam to the religion itself. This was very frustrating to listen to, I continuously found myself hoping the interviewer would call her out on the most egregious of her lies but alas, he just accepted them with a timid "that's interesting"

Nov 10th
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Rosalyn Blaylock

She reminds me of this beautiful Islamic woman I met recently from Kuwait while on a cruise. Dalal!!! Such a beautiful and wonderful soul. This was truly an inspiring talk! Thank you.

Nov 6th
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Dalia Mogahed on Islam in the world today

Dalia Mogahed on Islam in the world today