As Chicago’s Muslim community reels from allegations that a prominent Islamic scholar sexually assaulted women, some are calling for an investigation into what leaders knew about prior claims of misconduct.
Muslim communities around the world have faced new Islamophobic legislation and discriminatory backlash following actions of the extremist group the Islamic State. A panel of experts tells their stories and discusses the kickback.
“Being Muslim these days is like being public enemy number one,” says actor Usman Ally. “Our voices are not being heard.”“In a way, it’s a dangerous play,” he says of Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced, which had its world premiere at American Theater Company last month.