Panic Intersecting: Mosques, Zoning, and Islamophobia / by R. Sheth

(1 hour, 50 min, 6 sec)

Moderated by Jamil Khoury


January 19, 2016


Pierce Hall at the Historic Chicago Temple, 77 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

The panel discussion Panic Intersecting: Mosques, Zoning, and Islamophobia was held at Silk Road Rising on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. The panelists discussed their experiences with mosque zoning disputes in the Chicagoland area and the motivations behind them. This event created a broader understanding of the difficulties facing the Muslim American community in their wish to exercise their religious freedom and provided more context for our upcoming world premiere of Jamil Khoury’s Mosque Alert.

Video excerpts from Jamil Khoury's online new play development and engagement process Mosque Alert were directed by Jamil Khoury and starring Dom Bender and Khurram Mozaffar.


Feautured Panelists

Mark Daniel | zoning specialist and attorney

Tony Michelassi | DuPage County Board Member

Phil Robertson | Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) Trial Attorney