Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Michelangelo Signorile Show on SiriusXM PROGRESS ch.127

In the wake of the attacks on September 11, 2001 Arabs and Muslims in America faced the threat of reactionary violence and sweeping arrests which led to the incarceration and deportation of thousands of people, based almost solely on their national origin, religion, and immigration status.  In his new book This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror Moustafa Bayoumi reveals what the ‘War on Terror’ looks like from the vantage point of Muslim Americans, and exposes how our society has produced a culture of fear and suspicion that not only forgets the Muslim-American past, but also threatens all of our civil liberties in the present.  Moustafa who is also a Professor of English at Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY) joins me today in studio to talk all about the book and what it means to be Muslim-American today!  You can also follow Moustafa on twitter.

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