On a Sunday night in Washington, D.C., a policeman sits by the door of room 309 at George Washington University’s Marvin Center.
Inside, around 50 people – men and women, young and old, a mixture of races – wait patiently. They are here for “Normalizing Dissent,” the Ex-Muslims of North America’s tour of college campuses.
The tour began at the University of Colorado Boulder (where all bags were searched for weapons) and has taken in Virginia, two dates in Georgia, and D.C.
It moves to Boston on Thursday, and there are more events planned next spring. It’s a brave move, but Muhammad says the events have been “amazing.”
There was an argument in Georgia, but only between two members of the audience.