To be Muslim in Minnesota

  1. Listen What’s it like to be Muslim in Minnesota?

    December 14, 2015

In the debate that has seared the nation in the last few weeks, I suspect we use the word “Muslim” without a clear idea of what it means to be Muslim in America.

On Monday morning, I’m providing an opportunity for you to hear about the Muslim experience here when I host the first hour of MPR News with Kerri Miller.

Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. By 2050, Muslims will make up 2.1% of the U.S. population, according to Pew Research. That’s more than “the number of people who identify as Jewish on the basis of religion as the second-largest faith group in the country (not including people who say they have no religion).”

There has been an uptick in violence towards Muslims since the mass shooting in San Bernardino. How has that affected a day in the lives of individuals?

The guests in the 9 a.m. hour are Moustafa Bayoumi, the author of This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror ; and Ani Zonneveld, an imam and founder of Muslims for Progressive Values.

But the real guest is you.

If you’d like to join the discussion, start now by telling your story in the comments section below. Then give me a call on Monday at 651-227-6000 or 800-242-2828.

In the meantime, consider this:

Related: The fascinating history of how Jefferson and other Founding Fathers defended Muslim rights (Washington Post)