Muslim speaker to present 'No! I am Not a Terrorist!' talk March 3

Penn State Brandywine’s Muslim Student Association is sponsoring Zohra Sarwari, a Muslim author, life and business coach, and international speaker, to lecture at Penn State Brandywine at 11:30 a.m. March 3 in the Main Building 101 about the "terrorist" stereotype Muslims have been labeled with worldwide.

“I will be speaking about the topic of Islam and terrorism, in regards to three points: 1. What is terrorism? 2. What is Islam? 3. Why do Muslim women dress the way that they do?,” Sarwari said. “I want them (Penn State Brandywine campus community) to learn the truth about Islam, jihad, the Qur’an, Muslim women and terrorism. I want them to walk away understanding Islam and also why things are happening the way they are happening in the world right now. I want them to feel comfortable with Muslims and not be afraid of them.”

Sarwari, the author of more than 10 books, wrote “No! I am Not a Terrorist!” to bridge the gap between Westerners and Muslims. The book discusses what terrorism is and who terrorists are. It was written to help non-Muslims learn and understand the real teaching of Islam.

She is a public speaker and Muslim life coach. Sarwari focuses on helping people achieve their goals and works with them to resolve challenges. She is an author and a business founder who shares the benefits of her inspirational knowledge and experiences with people around the world.

Sarwari came to the United States at the age of 6 from Afghanistan and has traveled and lived across America. She is a graduate of the University of California Davis with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She received her master of business administration degree at the American Intercontinental University and is currently studying Islamic studies at the American Open University.

The Muslim Student Association promotes the positive message of the Islamic faith to the Penn State Brandywine community. This club provides an outlet to promote an environment based on the principles of tolerance, honesty, faith and love for all Muslim and non-Muslim students.

The event will be streamed live on Penn State Brandywine’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HejGapI9gZY

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Last Updated March 06, 2015