American Muslims have been in the US since its inception, and the enslaved African Muslim population is part of the first wave of American Muslims in our republic. This lecture will navigate through the past, present, and future state of American Muslims and place special emphasis on the rich legacy of American Muslims in the American South who were part of the original Muslim community in America.
Muhammad Fraser-Rahim is an assistant professor in the Department of Intelligence and Security Studies at the Citadel and executive director, North America for Quilliam International, the world’s oldest counter-extremist organization. He served for over a decade in the US government writing strategic analytical products for the White House and National Security Council. He holds a Ph.D. from Howard University and is a native of Charleston, SC.