Muslim Woman to Lead New York Holocaust Center

MUSLIM WOMAN TO LEAD NEW YORK HOLOCAUST AND INTERFAITH CENTER - Dr. Mehnaz Afridi is taking helm of Manhattan College’s Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center, and some in the Jewish community are questioning the appointment of a Muslim leading a Holocaust Center, as well as the focus being removed somewhat from the holocaust. Afridi, who has a doctorate in religious studies and has extensively studied the holocaust and the intersection of the Jewish and Muslim experience, says she’s not shocked by her critics and welcomes an open dialogue. (Full disclosure – Afridi and I are friends and colleagues.)

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