The Search for a Muslim American Identity
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 619 , Segment 1
Episode: American-Muslim Identity, Doctors with Disabilities, Stress
- Aug 17, 2017 11:00 pm
- 20:44 mins
(originally aired July 18, 2017) Guest: Asma Uddin, JD, Director of Strategy for the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom, Founder, AltMuslimah.com When the media or non-Muslims talk of Islam, we tend to act as if there are just two Muslim communities: the terrorists and the non-terrorists. As if every peaceful Muslim living in the US is cut from the same cloth. But, in fact, American Muslims are the most racially diverse religious group in the country. They’re Arab, African, African American, South Asian, European, Latino and White American – the list goes on. Many, but not all, are immigrants to the US. They have different cultures, speak different languages, practice Islam in slightly different ways.