Since the terrorist attacks in Paris, there’s been a rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric and sentiment here in the U.S., from posturing presidential candidates to everyday interactions between citizens. Recently, a public meeting in Fredericksburg to discuss expanding a local mosque turned ugly, with protesters directing bigoted remarks at the Muslims present. We discuss the current atmosphere for Muslim Americans, and what it means for the future of those communities.


  • Dalia Mogahed Director of Research, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
  • Abed Ayoub Legal & Policy Director, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
  • Sheik Rashid Lamptey Imam, Islamic Center of Fredericksburg

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