Islam a Religion of Peace? An Army Veteran’s Perspective
March 8 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Presented in collaboration by Louisville Islamic Center of Compassion and Interfaith Paths to Peace.
Speaker: Major (Retired) Jason Criss Howk
Translator of the Holy Qur’an
Author of Holy Qur’an: A Chronological Modern English Interpretation
6:45 pm Sunset Prayer (all are welcome)
7:00 pm Program
Free and open to everyone!
Jason Howk speaks to non-Muslim Americans in order to decrease bigotry by countering the many myths and stereotypes about Muslims.
He teaches Islam and Middle East studies courses at three institutes including two within the Department of Defense and the US Intelligence Community. He is author of numerous articles and scholarly works as well as the book The Qur’aran: A Chronological Modern English Interpretation.
He specializes in explaining Muslim cultures to non-Muslims and has done so during dozens of discussions across the US. Jason holds an MA in Middle East and South Asia security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, was trained in Afghan-Farsi and Arabic at DLI, and is a Malone Fellow in Arab and Islamic studies.
He served over 23 years in the Army conducting defense, diplomacy, intelligence and education missions around the globe. He worked closely with the Afghan government in Kabul and spent 12 years on the Afghanistan portfolio. He was an advisor to three senior generals in Afghanistan and helped create the Afghan Peace Process in 2010. After the US Presidential election, he advised the Trump campaign on Middle East foreign policy and Islam as part of the bipartisan Presidential Transition Team.
Registration not required but is encouraged for capacity purposes.