Afghani Journalist Challenges the Concept of American Freedom

By Leah Traxel

WASHINGTON, DC – After hearing from American scholars and Muslims, the Islamophobia team was able to speak with an Afghani refugee working as a journalist in the US.  Syed Rahim, a freelancer who resides in Washington DC, believes that the American media have not portrayed the American-Islamic relationship accurately, and that American sentiments toward the Middle East and Islam specifically makes it hard for American Muslims to feel free and safe.

“America claims to be free, but when you come here, you find it is different.”

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