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The history of Islam in America – Tuesday 7th June (trailer)

The idea of Islam having a deep and rich history in North America is nothing short of fascinating – especially when today’s Stateside climate classes Islam and anything else in the East as alien, evil, anti-justice, anti-peace and anti-equality. Therefore it was fascinating to embark on this journey with Faraz Hamedani, and discover just how ancient Islam’s touch and presence in America actually is.

It is a documentary that was a dream of mine to make, being always fascinated by history and especially untaught/widely unknown history. Especially when the importance of such a topic has never been more prevalent, with Islamophobia being used by Presidential candidates to further their own interests, and American media painting a disgusting image of Islam and Muslims. Whilst the idea of America is a wonderful one – liberty and justice for all – the unfortunate reality is that Muslims seem to be excluded from the word “all”.

I hope that this documentary opens the eyes of many and enlightens the hearts of so many more. Watch it on Saturday 7th June on Ahlulbayt TV (Sky channel 831)

Senior editor at The Muslim Vibe. Also write poetry, perform spoken word, and make films.

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