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Islam (#321)

The group discusses common misconceptions about Islam, the influence Muslims in America have around the world, the practice of polygamy, and the major principles of the faith. They also examine Islam from an African-American perspective, putting forward reasons that African Americans may find the faith attractive.

Bingham discusses her choice to convert to the Islamic Society, and explains her role in the faith as a woman. Rashid recalls his own conversion to Islam in the 1970s. He was inspired by Elijah Muhammad, who led the Nation of Islam until his death in 1975, and his followers. Finally, Bagby talks about his experience teaching Islamic studies in a classroom full of mostly Christian college students.

Air Dates

Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 3:00/2:00 pm CT on KET

Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 11:30/10:30 am CT on KET2