The Interfaith Club at Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem is sponsoring a panel discussion (tomorrow, Wednesday, 10 October) to provide balanced information and to counter local opposition to the construction of a mosque in Orem. If you’re up for some community activism and desire to support your Muslim friends and neighbors, this is a great opportunity. Here is the information you need to participate:
The discussion will begin at 7:00, and will be held in room 206A in UVU’s student center. Because of the construction, you’ll have to park on the south side of campus in the visitor’s lot (off of the roundabout). There will also be signs up to guide attendees/panelists to the classroom, but you just have to make your way through the Woodbury Building and cafeteria to the Student Center. It’ll be on the second floor.
I was invited to participate in this discussion but, because of a conflict, cannot. However, I fully support it, and — I want to make sure that I’m clearly and plainly on the public record — I support the construction of a mosque in Orem.
(And, by the way, the mosque above will probably not be built in Orem. Nor, alas!, anywhere else in Utah Valley. The photograph shows the Masjid Shah Faisal, the Shah Faisal Mosque, in Islamabad, Pakistan.)