Coming up, we talk to two Muslim Americans about a recent poll that says Muslim Americans are happier with this country than the rest of the population.
Two men are spending Ramadan in 30 different mosques in 30 different states for all 30 days of the month of fasting. They're traveling 13,000 miles, from Alaska to New York City, and are speaking with us today from South Carolina, where they're a little more than halfway through their trip. What they've found is that generations of American Muslims have lived in small pockets of the U.S. since the 1800s.
With the start of Ramadan last Wednesday, standup comedian Aman Ali and filmmaker Bassam Tariq embarked on a summer-end road trip of a different kind. Their quest: to spend every night of Ramadan in a different mosque in a different state. Ali and Tariq, co-creators of 30 Mosques in 30 Days - a blog documenting their exploration of NYC's mosques last year - call in to share what they're now learning about Muslim communities around the U.S.