Muslims, Mosques, and American Identity

Tomorrow, November 2nd, the next show in our Inside Islam radio series airs. Professor Akbar Ahmed will join the program to talk about his book Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam. The program will explore Ahmed’s findings and what it means to be Muslim and American.

In his book, Ahmed raises challenging questions like can we expect an increase in homegrown terrorism? How are Muslim Americans from diverse backgrounds different? Why are so many white women converting to Islam? How do Muslims get along with other religious groups? And how can a Muslim become fully accepted as an American?

There is still time to have your input in the conversation. Have you ever been to a mosque? What is your experience with your local Muslim American community? Do you think that a person can be Muslim and American? Does your local Muslim community engage in interfaith dialogues? Leave your comments below and they may just appear on the air and make sure to listen to the program.

3 thoughts on “Muslims, Mosques, and American Identity

  1. I am a retired Lutheran pastor. We in the Fox Cities are richly blessed by the Fox Valley Islamic Society, the leader in interfaith relations and peace & justice work. The mosque, located in Neenah, has hosted an annual Interfaith Gathering on a July Sunday for the last ten years. A tent is erected next to the mosque and 200+ have gathered every year for an afternoon of reflection on our common ground and common call to be people working for peace and justice in our community and world. A feast is shared to conclude the event. The people of the FVIS have shown a great depth of faith and an eagerness to build caring relationships in our community. We couldn’t hope or ask for more.
    Rev. Joel Schlachtenhaufen, Neenah