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The Great Debates: Islamic Debate (Highlights)

NEW YORK, December 8, 2011 — In these highlights from the latest event in Asia Society's Great Debates series, Duke University's Ebrahim Moosa leads a panel discussion on Shari'a and Islamic law with Imam Khalid Latif, Executive Director of the Islamic Center at NYU and Imam Shamsi Ali, Imam of the Islamic Cultural Center of New York. (10 min., 34 sec.)

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Business
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Business
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Business
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Business
 /  New York
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Business
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Policy
 /  New York
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Policy
 /  New York
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Current Affairs
 /  New York
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Current Affairs
 /  New York
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Current Affairs
 /  New York
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Arts
 /  Hong Kong
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