Local emergency room physician Dr. Rushdi Cader, who founded an educational program to counter extremist views, will speak Friday at the Mosque of Nasreen in San Luis Obispo.
Cader launched Anti-V.I.R.U.S. (Anti-Violent Ideology Recruitment in the U.S.) as a grassroots effort to counter the barrage of online recruitment efforts by extremist groups, primarily targeting young Muslims in the West. The program also strives to distinguish true Islamic beliefs from terrorist ideology and immunize young people to their influence.
His talk Friday, “Using prophetic wisdoms to dismantle the un-holy narrative of the ‘mis-lamic’ state,” will be from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the mosque, 1136 Walnut St. in San Luis Obispo. Is it open to the public.