Dalia Mogahed: Muslims in America

[ 0 ] August 31, 2014 |

Discrimination toward minorities and certain racial groups is a continuous problem in countries all over the world, including the United States.

WATCH as Dalia Mogahed, an American scholar of Egyptian origin and President and CEO of Mogahed Consulting, a Washington, D.C. based executive coaching and consulting firm specializing in Muslim societies and the Middle East, talks with genConnect about the way Americans view Muslims and how ending discrimination will create a stronger, more unified country:

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“There is a lot of diversity in terms of how the American public approaches Muslims and Islam,” said Mogahed.

She referred to one poll in particular that stood out to her that stated that the American public believed that Muslims were the most discriminated against group in the United States. “It seems that the American public feels that there is an issue and I think that’s important because once the American public knows there’s a problem that threatens their values, they always do something to 2143037491_011a005d46_mcorrect it,” she said.

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Mogahed added that progress toward ending discrimination in the United States “just means for us, as a country, to grow to include all of its members.” America can do so much with the diversity within its population, she continued, but first there needs to be acceptance. “I think we’ll be a stronger country when we get there.”

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About Dalia Mogahed: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mogahed Consulting; former Executive Director of Gallup Center for Muslim Studies Areas of Expertise: Muslim public opinion, public support and rejection of violent ideologies, Egyptian public opinion, gender justice in [...]
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