THIRTEEN visits the Scholastic Auditorium for a screening and discussion of Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think. The film from Unity Productions Foundation follows the international Gallup poll of Muslim opinion on matters from which their voices are often excluded.
This event was sponsored by Intersections International, Change the Story, Americans for Informed Democracy, Islamic Relief USA, and the Mecca Center. Partners included the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals, and the Interfaith Center of New York.
Alex Kronemer, Co-Founder, UPF
Zeba Iqbal, Board Member, Muslim Public Affairs Council
Reverend Robert Chase, Founding Director, Intersections International
Shamil Idriss, CEO, Soliya
Fatima Shama, Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs, City of New York
Rob Gardner, Director & Producer
Recorded at the Scholastic Auditorium, New York, November 10, 2009.
About the Film
Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think, a new documentary film from Unity Productions Foundation, explores the expertly gathered opinions of Muslims around the globe as revealed in the world’s first major opinion poll, conducted by Gallup, the preeminent polling organization.
Gallup researchers began by asking the questions on every American’s mind. Why is there so much anti-Americanism in the Muslim world? Who are the extremists and how do Muslims feel about them? What do Muslims like and dislike about the West? What do Muslim women really want?
Crucial policy decisions hang on these questions. They continue to generate passionate disagreements in the public square. Yet for all the heat and controversy, the actual views of the world’s Muslims have been conspicuously missing from this debate.
Now, we have the missing answers and statistics, gathered, parsed, and analyzed not by pundits but by professional researchers.