Host Jonathan Judaken talks with “Ground Zero” Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf about the similarities between the Abrahamic religions, the perceived conflict between the West and Muslims in the Middle East and Northern Africa, and how American Muslims can be a beacon of hope for spreading an American Islam, or Western Islam, with a moderate, tolerant form of worship that can gain worldwide popularity throughout the world.
Imam Rauf spoke in late February at Calvary Episcopal Church and Rhodes College in Memphis.
Yasir Qadhi is one of the most influential Muslim clerics to lecture in English. He was born in Houston, Texas, and studied in Saudi Arabia and at Yale. Because of his vast knowledge, he's been sought out both by high ranking counter-terrorism officials and young Muslims contemplating violence. He sat down with Eleanor Boudreau to talk about the sometimes fraught cultural position he navigates being Muslim and American.