Listen to Islamic-American relations panelists Nour Abu-Haltam, Imam Sohail Chaudhry and Hauwa Abbas at MIPA 2017

MIPA students at the Islamic-American relations seminar Tuesday night interviewed panelists Nour Abu-Haltam, Iman Sohail Chaudhry and Hauwa Abbas about their life and experience as Muslims in America today. Click on the play button underneath to hear our favorite questions asked by MIPA students at this panel.

“The East Lansing Mosque received some hate mail last year, along with mosques from Ann Arbor, California, Ohio, Rhode Island, Indiana, Colorado, Georgia, all of those according to the Detroit Free Press. Could you tell me about that situation, and how it made you feel?”

      \"Focus on the good stories...\"

“What are some stereotypes that you have faced?”

      \"That we're not from here, we're not born here...\"

“What does wearing a hijab mean to you?

      \"Wearing hijab is basically my identity for me...\"

“Why are we seeing a rising rate of prisoners converting to Islam?”

      \"Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world...\"

“Do you think the media falsely represents your culture?”

      \"It only represents the bad part...\"

“Have you ever thought it would be easier to hide practicing your religion to avoid hate?”

      \"I know that after Trump got elected...\"

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