NPR’s Ari Shapiro speaks to Hussein Rashid, a professor in the religion department at Columbia University and a native New Yorker, about how the Muslim community in New York is reacting to Tuesday’s terrorist attack.
A top White House aide was asked if Trump thought Islam was a religion. He refused to answer. – Vox. Questioning whether Islam is a religion is not, in and of itself, a new idea. Dr. Hussein Rashid, a professor of religion at Barnard College, told me that it was a dynamic that began in Europe and has a “centuries-long pedigree.” “We are seeing a particularly American manifestation of it now,” he added. He continued, “This administration is playing into all of these themes very clearly: They are trying to say that Muslims are not human and that they are…
Thanks to the folks at Faith in Public Life/Bold Faith Type, I see that part of my appearance at the Newseum is online.
Professors grapple with how to address Trump presidency in classroom – Columbia Daily Spectator. Religion professor Hussein Rashid, who teaches a class on Muslims in diaspora, explained how the effects of Trump’s presidency on Muslim communities could have ripple effects that would present challenges to the entire country. “My job as a professor is to get students to think about the implications of all of these issues,” Rashid said. “If we talk about, say, a Muslim registry, it’s not just about Muslims in America, but what it means for American society, because these things don’t happen in a vacuum.”