Being Muslim in the Trump Era

An Interview with Moustafa Bayoumi

by Moustafa Bayoumi
published in MER283

Moustafa Bayoumi is author of the award-winning books How Does It Feel to Be a Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America (2009) and This Muslim American Life: Dispatches From the War on Terror (2015). He is professor of English at Brooklyn College. In this interview with MERIP editorial committee member Alex Lubin, Bayoumi reflects on the changing nature of anti-Muslim racism and the so-called war on terror.

The year 2018 marks a decade since the initial publication of How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Is today’s United States what you expected ten years after your book appeared?

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