Islamophobia: A Recap

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WNYC's Brian Lehrer (L) moderates a panel about Islamophobia at the BAM Harvey Theater.

Brian moderated an event last week at BAM, as part of RadioLoveFest, called "Islamophobia: A Conversation." We'll hear a part of that conversation, which featured influential commentators and scholars exploring the problem of Islamophobia, bigotry, extremism and trying to answer the question who speaks for Islam? Then, we'll take your calls with your reactions. 

Panelists included:

Wajahat Alico-host of "The Stream" on Al Jazeera America; author of Fear Inc.: Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America
Douglas Murrayassociate editor of The Spectator magazine; author most recently of Islamophilia
Faisal Saeed Al MutarIraqi-born writer and human rights activist 
Asra Nomaniauthor of Standing Alone: An American Woman’s Struggle for the Soul of Islam
Linda SarsourBrooklyn-born executive director of the Arab American Association of New York
Bassem Youssefhost of "Al-Bernameg," the first televised political satire show in the Middle East