Aymann Ismail on his Slate video series.

Why Hasn’t Anyone Else Tried to Be America’s Muslim Sweetheart?

Why Hasn’t Anyone Else Tried to Be America’s Muslim Sweetheart?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Oct. 12 2017 7:37 PM

The Shia LaBeouf of Islam

Aymann Ismail’s video series takes a look at what it’s like being Muslim in America.

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Aymann Ismail.

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Listen to Episode 847 of Slate’s The Gist:

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What does it mean to be Muslim in the U.S. right now? Slate’s Aymann Ismail set out to understand, interviewing the founder of right-wing website Gateway Pundit, a former Muslim extremist, and his own family members, among others. What Aymann has learned so far has surprised him. His Slate video series is “Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.