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City Visions: Bay Area Muslims face increased hostility

City Visions, May 9, 2016:  How have increasing fears about terrorism and Islamic extremism impacted Bay Area Muslims?

An Iraqi-American student from UC Berkeley was recently removed from an airplane for speaking Arabic, an incident that has inflamed debate around racial and religious profiling.

Can we be smart on terrorism without threatening civil liberties?  How can we reconcile a fear of religious extremism and a commitment to religious tolerance?

Producer:  Wendy Holcombe


Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of the San Francisco chapter of the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR - SFBA).  Zahra is a graduate of CSU Long Beach and UC Hastings School of Law.

Nasrina Bargzie, National Security and Civil Rights Attorney at Asian American Advancing Justice - Asian Law Caucus.  Nasrina is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law.

Younes Mourchid, Adjunct Professor of Communications Studies at Cal State East Bay.  Fulbright Scholar with an M.A. in Linguistics and Communications and a Ph.D. in International and Intercultural Education from USC.