My name is Colin Christopher and I’m the newest contributor to the Inside Islam project housed here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a graduate student of international public affairs, my work requires me to analyze all angles of a policy before any sound analysis can begin. While we lack policy-making capacity here on the blog, every day we’re searching for ways to bring a range of perspectives on Islam and Muslims, more accurately reflecting the differing realities of the planet’s 1.57 billion Muslims.
We seek out insightful and engaging stories about artists, authors, and average folk from around the world, but we’re looking to you, the reader, for more feedback on what you want to hear about. What aren’t you hearing about from the mainstream media about Muslims and Islam that we can tap into? What questions do you have about Islam, as a Muslim or a non-Muslim, that you would like to have answered?
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