Please come on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00 pm as Robert Azzi of Exeter, NH continues his visits to community gathering spaces in New England, inviting people to “Ask a Muslim Anything.” This event is sponsored by a grant from The Tamworth Foundation.
At this program, Azzi will welcome questions on Islam, on being Muslim, on issues related to terrorism and on the geopolitics of the Middle East as he has experienced and understands them. Nothing is off the table.
On his website, Azzi states, “I’ve found that most people, even those critical of Islam and Muslims, when engaged in small scale or in one-one-one conversation, are willing to listen and engage with Muslims if that engagement occurs in what are perceived to be safe places: houses of worship, libraries, schools, civic organizations, etc., and I speak to them not as a scholar or academic but as a neighbor, fellow citizen and person of faith.”
Born in New Hampshire, Azzi has lived in Beirut, Cairo, Athens, Jeddah and New York. Although he returned to the Granite State in the late 1980s, he continues to travel to work with Middle East clients and friends on a regular basis.
Azzi has been a Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University, a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard Divinity School, an advisor to Tufts University’s Fletcher School committee on Islam and South-West Asia and recently became a board member of ACLU-NH. As a photojournalist his work appeared frequently in such publications as Life, Time, Newsweek and National Geographic, Fortune and other domestic and international publications.
Today, Azzi is a columnist whose work appears in The Concord Monitor, Foster’s Daily Democrat (Dover), and The Portsmouth Herald.