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“It’s Brought Us Together”: At Ramadan, American Muslims on Life in the Age of Trump

posted on May 31, 2018

The Guardian’s Oliver Laughland reports from Hamtramck, Michigan, where the large, local Muslim community reflects on Ramadan. Laughland writes, “But at a time of deep introspection for Muslims around the world, this year’s month of fast in Hamtramck brings with it a sense of foreboding and a deeper connection to community as residents grapple with a climate of heightened Islamophobia ushered in by the presidency of Donald Trump.” A 21-year-old resident, Shahria Islam, says, “Since Trump won, yes, we’ve become more alert, but it kind of brought our community together. We look out for each other because we know we’re targets.”

Read at The Guardian