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10/10/2014
Muslim Student Association at Hudson Valley Community College Presents Talk on Islam, Jihad and Terrorism
Public is Invited

CONTACT: Deborah Renfrew (518) 629-7180, d.renfrew@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Islam, the meaning of Jihad and Islam's stand on terrorism are the focus of a talk by Sohaib Chekima, faculty advisor for the Muslim Student Association at Hudson Valley Community College and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language, on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. in the college’s Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium.

Chekima says the subject of his talk is in reaction to events currently taking place in the Middle East and throughout the world. “The Muslim Student Association and I, as their advisor, feel that knowledge of this subject is crucial and very much essential. Our goal is to empower our fellow American citizens to make educated judgments and decisions, based on facts and statistically valid data regarding world-wide terrorism and violence in the Middle East,” he comments.

The public is invited to this event at no charge. A question and answer session and a complimentary dinner follow the lecture. For more information, call (518) 629-7348.

The Muslim Student Association promotes the understanding of the culture of Islam by exploring the true Islamic way of life. Hudson Valley sponsors 50 student clubs and organizations to enhance the college experience.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 75,000 alumni.