Mohamed's Ghosts

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Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Stephan Salisbury tells the story of Mohamed Ghorab, an imam in Philadelphia who was arrested and detained by federal agents and eventually deported and separated from his family.

Members of Ghorab’s congregation were arrested, interrogated and watched, and many would be deported. Salisbury’s book Mohamed’s Ghosts: An American Story of Love and Fear in the Homeland is a chronicle the demolition of lives and families, the spread of anti-immigrant hysteria, and its manipulation by the government.