“Ask a Muslim Anything,” a talk by Robert Azzi, provides an opportunity to engage in respectful conversation with a Muslim neighbor who, speaking from personal experience, will answer questions about identity, fear, conflict, interfaith relations, international affairs and Islamophobia. Azzi talks openly about what it's like to be Muslim in America, how he came to convert to Islam, the religion of Islam and its history (especially in America), and the Middle East, terrorism, and associated political and social issues.
Robert Azzi is a photojournalist, columnist and public speaker who lives in Exeter. Born in New Hampshire, he’s lived in Beirut, Cairo, Athens, Jeddah and New York. 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 Time, Newsweek and National Geographic, Fortune, Epoca, Paris Match, and others. Azzi is now a local news columnist for the Concord Monitor, Foster's Daily Democrat in Dover and the Portsmouth Herald.