The influence of Islam on the US

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A conversation with John Esposito, distinguished professor and author of books on religion, Islam and Islamophobia.

In the first episode of Central stageJohn Esposito explores the influence of Islam on the United States with Soraya Salam.

They discuss a variety of topics ranging from the reasons behind Esposito’s passionate interest in Islam, his time as an adviser to US President Joe Biden when he was a senator, the Islamic origins of some of the most prevalent traditions in Europe and the US, and the globalization of Islamophobia.

John Esposito is a distinguished college professor at Georgetown University. He is one of the founders and director of the Al-Waleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. He has also written more than 50 books on religion, Islam and Islamophobia. Soraya Salam is an international journalist and the manager of Al Jazeera English Online.

This episode was produced in partnership with the Islam and Muslims Initiative, an international platform connecting Muslims and non-Muslims in religion, politics, business, media, academia and civil society.

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