Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lookin' for Hate in all the Wrong Places

Akbar Ahmed, the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, was in the town of Arab, Alabama, as part of a six-month tour across the US to study the American identity through the lens of Muslims. As part of their study, team member Hailey Woldt dressed in traditional Islamic clothing disguised as an Arab to get some reactions from the local community.

They expected hate and bigotry. Instead, they found Southern hospitality.

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