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Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jun 17, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 13:57

Egyptian soccer player Mohamed Salah is a devout Muslim and kneels in prayer after he scores. His popularity has corresponded with a decline in anti-Muslim incidents in his city where he plays professional soccer and on social media. Why? Political scientist Salma Mousa studies social cohesion and co-published a study on the “Mo Salah” effect. Mousa is a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford and will join Yale’s faculty in the fall. (Clive Mason/Pool via AP)