Category Archive: Speaker Series

Jan 02

The Other Side of Home by Ismail Akbulut

Hayko Bagdat In a tweet fired off earlier this month, Turkish sociologist Yahya Mustafa Keskin from Abant Izzet Baysal University took aim at journalist Hayko Bagdat — who has Armenian roots — by mockingly referring to him as the “remains of the sword.” This might seem cryptic for the average English speaker, but Keskin was …

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Sep 27

Ismail Akbulut: Greece – a cradle of Western civilization

Greece – a cradle of Western civilization, home of the first democracy, and birthplace of Socrates, one of the founders of Western Philosophy. I’d always wanted to visit Greece, but as someone with Turkish heritage, the word “Greek” contained a bitter aftertaste. First of all, the Greeks and Turks have had a long and often …

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Aug 30

PRESS RELEASE: Response to threatening messages.

AURORA, COLORADO August 30th 2018. Multicultural Mosaic Foundation (MMF) is a Colorado based non-profit, dedicated to understanding, dialog and peace. Since 2016 our foundation has received several direct or indirect threatening messages. An example can be seen in the attached postcard written in Turkish which translates, “We are watching you inglorious” signed by an anonymous …

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Mar 27

OP-ED: Does the Gülen (Hizmet) Movement Deny the Armenian Genocide? by Ismail Akbulut

In the past, certain individuals affiliated with the Gülen Movement, and sometimes the movement as a whole, have often been accused of supporting lobbying efforts to circumvent the passing of resolutions that commemorate the Armenian genocide. Members of the Armenian diaspora have voiced complaints about this, both in several articles and in verbal statements. To …

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Dec 15

Shalom-Salaam facilitates women-to-women interfaith dialogue for Jews, Muslims, Christians

By ANDREA JACOBS. Intermountain Jewish News. December 8th, 2017 On the surface, Bobbi Furer and Gulsum Ciftci Katmer are worlds apart. Furer, 87, is Jewish. Katmer,31, is Muslim. But they are joined at the hip by their shared gender, humanity and hope. Shalom-Salaam, a cadre of Jewish, Muslim and Christian women pursuing interfaith dialogue, first …

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Nov 30

OP-ED: ‘You Will Burn in Hell’ by Ismail Akbulut

President of Multicultural Mosaic Foundation’s opinion piece in the Armenian Mirror-Spectator: ‘You Will Burn in Hell’ “You will burn in hell! Since you’ve committed treason, you’re no longer worthy to carry out God’s mission!” That’s a curse recently hurled at me by one of my own relatives, a Muslim Turk, in reaction to my latest …

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Nov 16

OP-ED: Why I Am Grateful to Erdogan, the Dictator of Turkey by Ismail Akbulut

President of Multicultural Mosaic Foundation’s opinion piece in the Armenian Mirror-Spectator: Why I Am Grateful to Erdogan, the Dictator of Turkey November 2nd, 2017 I am sure that the very title I chose for this article will enrage some of my readers. Why on earth would one be grateful to a dictator? Indeed, that is …

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Aug 18

PRESS RELEASE by Colorado Muslim Leadership: Statement on Charlottesville – VA, Barcelona – Spain and Turku Finland

Press Release CONTACT: Imam Shakir Muhammad, Colorado Imam Council Coordinator Email: coimamco@gmail.com Statement on Charlottesville – VA, Barcelona – Spain and Turku Finland. August 18, 2017, Denver, Colorado – The Colorado Muslim Leadership and Colorado Imam Council express their sadness, deep concern and outrage over the recent events of racial hatred, bigotry and domestic terrorism …

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Aug 09

Support Mosaic’s fundraiser program to help high school students graduate from South High School

Mosaic’s fundraiser program to help high school students graduate from South High School Immigrant students are three times more likely than native-born Americans to drop out of high school. While immigrants in the United States comprise only about one-tenth of the U.S. population ages 16 through 24, they account for one-quarter of the status dropouts …

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Mar 28

Statement of Solidarity with the Fort Collins Muslim community

Multicultural Mosaic Foundation is deeply concerned about the incidents of vandalism against mosques, the latest of which took place on March 26 in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Islamic Center of Fort Collins was attacked by a person who threw rocks and a Bible through a window of the center in the early morning. As we …

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