The Hajj and Muslims in America

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The Muslim religious tradition of Hajj has begun, drawing Muslims from around the world to religious sites in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. While here in the US, the nation's first Muslim Congressman will be sworn into office next week. How do American Muslims practice their religion in a culture that is often at odds with their beliefs? Do immigrant Muslims and American converts differ in their religious beliefs? Is a distinct American-Muslim identity emerging?

Credits

Guests:
Samer Hathout - Board Member of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Paul Barrett - New York University - @AuthorPMBarrett, Mahdi Bray - Executive Director of the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, Muqtedar Khan - Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution

Host:
Sara Terry

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Karen Radziner, Vanessa Romo