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The progressive ideas of Muslim intellectuals are seldom heard in mainstream and social media, said Sayeh Meisami, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Dayton. Those voices are often drowned out by the radical views and violent actions of extremists, resulting in a one-dimensional portrayal of Islam.
The University of Dayton will see a heavy influx of "battle jackets" and black T-shirts this week as the campus plays host to a three-day metal music conference that will draw scholars, musicians and enthusiasts from as far away as Canada, England and Finland.