How Riots Abroad Affect Muslims at Home

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

muslim, mosque, protest, anti-muslim, NYPD Muslim rights groups at Foley Square on February 3, 2011 protesting NYPD surveillance of Muslims in the city. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

While the filmmakers behind the anti-Islam film, 'Innocence of Muslims,' may not have intended to cause protests and violence across the Muslim World, they did clearly intend to perpetuate Islamophobia. And while their film may not have succeeded in directly doing so, it seems as if the subsequent violent protests may be helping them achieve their aim.

So as protests in the Muslim world continue, more Americans may become disillusioned with our involvement in the region. But what does that mean for Muslim Americans, here in the United States?

Answering that question is Hussein Rashid, professor of religion at Hofstra University

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