Muslims and atheists share stories about their community’s ability to resist discrimination.
Muslim-American author and social activist Naseem Khadri says that while the United States has a lot to be proud of, he’s been left out of the movement.
“In terms of the Muslim community and the movement, I think it’s been quite an uphill battle for them,” he told The Daily Beast.
“We don’t have a lot of history with the American Muslim community, but I think the Muslim American community is quite progressive and it’s really, really good.
I’m proud to be an American Muslim.
I can’t be an atheist.”
Khadri’s book, “Muslim America: The Story of Faith in America,” was published in the spring of 2018.
It’s the first of many articles he’s written about Muslims and their struggles to survive American society, including racism, homophobia, and the persecution of Muslims.
Khadris first began to realize his Muslim identity in his teens, and it didn’t take long for him to find that his religion and his faith were the same.
In 2011, Khadreis daughter was born, and he decided that he would be more active in his faith and would dedicate more time to his community.
“I was like, ‘Oh, no, no,'” Khadrian said.
“This is where my passion lies.
This is where I can make a difference.”
Khads mother was born in a Muslim family and was raised in a strict Islamic home.
Khads father is a devout Christian who has become a staunch atheist, but he has never publicly converted.
“My mother is Muslim and her husband is Christian, and that was the reason why she converted,” Khadrians mother said.
As Khadrien’s mother’s marriage failed and he was forced to leave the faith, he began attending church services with his father and younger brother.
“They didn’t make it very clear how they would do that, and I think that’s why I ended up joining,” Khadian said.
He began to discover his faith through reading and studying the Qur’an, and in 2016, he joined the Muslim Student Association, an organization of students from all religious backgrounds.
“It was like a little bit of a spiritual awakening, and when I finally had that, I was like ‘Wow, this is where this has all started,'” he said.
The association grew and grew, and at the same time, the number of people joining the Muslim Community Center in Westchester County, New York, increased.
“That was like the big moment for me,” Khader said.
Khadian says the center’s success was due to its emphasis on interfaith communication, and for good reason.
“Because we’re talking to people that aren’t Muslim, we’re really getting to know the people that are Muslim,” he said, “We’re learning from their perspective, and we’re learning what they’re saying.”
For example, in 2017, Khadian joined the local chapter of the Southern Baptist Convention, which was founded to promote the beliefs of Christians and Jews and Muslims.
“There was a moment where the Southern Baptists, and also the Mormon church, just kind of went to their head,” Khadi said.
And, for Khadian, the Southern Bible Society, the largest Christian denomination in the country, was also a good place to start.
“The Southern Bible Societies, I mean, we were just talking about how important it is that we have people that know what we’re saying,” he added.
“So, you know, the community has been really good to me.”
For Khadian and other Muslims in the community, the movement has become even more important as the Islamic community has continued to grow and become more diverse.
“As more people come out, you have more Muslims, more people coming out, and they’re becoming more visible and people see that there’s a movement for the Muslim experience,” Khadan said.
Many Muslims feel that they’ve been marginalized by the American political system.
Khadi says he thinks it’s because of the way in which the U.S. government views the Islamic faith, which is why he is part of the Islamic State.
“For the American government, I don’t think it really makes sense to have a Muslim on the president’s team,” he explained.
“To me, that’s a bad thing.
It is a bad government.”
While the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), a major American Muslim organization, has been pushing for greater representation of Muslim Americans in government, the Trump administration is pushing for more restrictive policies against Muslims.
According to a 2017 report by the Institute for Policy Studies, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has proposed several changes to federal programs that help Muslims, such as limiting funding for Muslim education, requiring Muslim immigrants to prove they’ve lived in the