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What it's like to be a Muslim in America - Dalia Mogahed

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Muslims make up a fifth of the world’s population and there’s never been an America without Islam. Yet most Americans say they don’t know a Muslim personally. In this personal, powerful talk, Dalia Mogahed shares what it’s like to be Muslim in America, shedding light on the need for greater understanding and connection for a better world.

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American Muslims are one of the most diverse religious communities in the US, with views that may surprise you. How well do you know this community? Though studies show that Muslims receive far more media coverage for the same negative behavior as others, the story that seldom makes the news are the contributions Muslims make to American prosperity and innovation. Most Americans want to live in a country where no one is targeted for their religion. Gaining a balanced and accurate understanding of Muslims in America is therefore important because Islamophobia is a tool of public manipulation, threatening not only a vulnerable religious minority, but democracy itself. Islamophobia is a threat to all.

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