Dr. Eva Borreguero will discuss the Tablighi Jammat, a global Islamic proselytizing movement with one of the largest numbers of followers in the world.

Tablighi Jammat's annual meetings in Raiwind (Pakistan) and Dhaka (Bangladesh) are the most attended congregations of Muslims in the world, outnumbered only by the Hajj. Its unique modus operandi, which eschews political activism and use of violence, has allowed the group to spread discreetly and peacefully all over the world, finding minimal resistance from local governments. Dr. Borreguero will discuss this little-understood organization, detailing its ideology and values and their approach to Islam as well as its ever-expanding transnational presence.

Dr. Eva Borreguero is a professor of Political Science at the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain). Currently, she is a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Center for Muslim and Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. She authored Hindu: religious nationalism and politics in contemporary India (Spanish). She is a frequent opinion contributor to several Spanish newspapers including El Pais and El Correo, as well as an analyst at the Spanish think-tank Real Instituto Elcano.

Speakers

  • Dr. Eva Borreguero
    Fulbright Scholar, Center for Muslim and Christian Understanding, Georgetown University and Professor of Political Science, University Complutense of Madrid (Spain)
  • Christine Fair, Discussant and Moderator
    U.S. Institute of Peace

 

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