This Week’s #NPRSource: Dalia Fahmy

Dalia Fahmy is an associate professor of political science at Long Island University where she teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy, international relations, and politics of the Middle East. She is also a senior fellow at the Washington, DC-based Center for Global Policy, a nonpartisan think-tank that provides analysis and insight into foreign policy issues facing the nation.

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Hussein Rashid

Hussein Rashid is the founder of islamicate, L3C- a consultancy focused on religious liberty and cultural competency.  He is an expert on Shi’i justice theology, South and Central Asian studies and Muslim and American popular culture. Rashid has taught at several universities including Fordham University and Virginia Theological Seminary. He is currently a fellow with the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute. Rashid is also working with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan as a content expert on the exhibit “America to Zanzibar”. He has contributed his expertise to many news outlets including NPR and can be heard in this Weekend Edition Sunday story “Deep In the Heart of Texas, Muslim Music Blossom”.

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Founder of islamicate, L3C 

Areas of expertise: Shi’i Justice Theology, South and Central Asian Studies, Muslim and American Popular Culture

Location: New York, NY

Contact Information: 

Email:  hr@husseinrashid.com

Phone: +1-917-720-5531

Twitter: @islamoyankee 

Heard on Weekend Edition Sunday: Deep In The Heart Of Texas, Muslim Music Blossoms

Source(s) of the Week: Syreeta McFadden and Laila Lamani

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“To deny ethnic and cultural differences – to say not only “I don’t see race” but that race is a choose-your-own adventure – is to erase the identities of those who cannot choose.”

Syreeta McFadden, in her Guardian US column on Rachel Dolezal and transracial identities

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“…The very idea of Muslims’ ordinariness is subject to debate in this country. By denying their Muslim compatriots the right to be boringly normal, what TV-bashing bigots do is restrict and define for the rest of us what it means to be All-American.”

Laila Lalami, in a Wall Street Journal commentary on the TLC show “All-American Muslim”

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New #NPRSource: Ambassador Akbar Ahmed


Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. He was the Pakistan High Commissioner (Ambassador) to the UK and Ireland.

Here he is on CCTV America’s “The Heat” discussing why western Muslims are traveling to the Middle East to join militant groups like ISIS.