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The Shia LaBeouf of Islam

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

Aymann Ismail.

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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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