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The Muslim on the airplane (video)

“We come to this point where we feel like we don’t even need to ask people their names – because we already gave it to them.”

“We come to this point where we feel like we don’t even need to ask people their names – because we already gave it to them.”

In a powerful TedTalk, spoken-word poet Amal Kassir talks of the trials and tests of being a Muslim in modern-day America, via the common metaphor of being Muslim while traveling. She talks about her own identity, being an average Colorado-raised American girl who happens to be Muslim, in contrast to the slurs and stereotypes she is painted with both at the airport and on the street. “We come to this point where we feel like we don’t even need to ask people their names – because we already gave it to them.”

Watch this powerful video below.

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