Encore Presentation: The Perceptions of Muslims in America


On the presidential campaign trail, one candidate said a Muslim should never hold that office and another offered no challenge when a supporter declared Muslims “a problem in this country.” In Texas, a Muslim student was handcuffed when his homemade clock was misinterpreted as a bomb. And recently a man shouted “terrorists!” at members of a Parma mosque. On the Sound of Ideas, reaction and discussion with Northeast Ohio Muslims.


Cleveland CAIR (The Council on American-Islamic Relations)


Islamic Center of Cleveland


CSU’s Muslim Student Association



-Dr. Denise Spellberg, Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin and author of Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders

-Imam Fouad Saeed, Islamic Center of Cleveland

-Akrum Jamal, President of the Islamic Center of Clevleand

-Julia Shearson, Executive Director of the Cleveland Chapter of CAIR

-Sarah Mohammad, VP of the Muslim Student Association at Cleveland State University

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