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Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, author of Moving the Mountain, and Professor John Bowen, author of the new Boston Review Book Blaming Islam, join Boston Review and the MIT Political Science Department for a discussion of the state of Islam in the United States, moderated by Christopher Lydon.
John Bowen is an anthropologist at Washington University in St. Louis. He has traveled the world, from Indonesia to France, exploring Islamic practice and the reception of Muslim immigrants in a wide variety of social contexts. He is the author of the Boston Review Book Blaming Islam.
Feisal Abdul Rauf is a Sufi imam and founder of the Cordoba Initiative, which advocates improved understanding and trust between Muslim and non-Muslim Americans. He experienced the tensions of integration firsthand, at the center of the controversy over plans to build a cultural and community center near the World Trade Center site in Manhattan.
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