Worldview is on the road. Today, our show comes to you from Dearborn, Michigan, where we’re talking to members of the local Muslim community at the Islamic Center of America. Sheik Dr. Ibrahim Kazerooni is the Imam at the Islamic Center of America. Originally from Iraq, Kazerooni left the country after a period of imprisonment by Saddam Hussein’s regime. He came to the Islamic Center of America about five years ago, where he now leads the largest mosque in North America.
Dr. Kristine Ajrouch is a professor of sociology and anthropology at Eastern Michigan University. She has done extensive research about Arab and Muslim families and is currently working on a project regarding Alzheimer’s disease in the community. She and Kazrooni join the show to talk about Islamophobia, healthcare access and other issues of importance to the Muslim community in Dearborn and the surrounding areas.
The Worldview bus tour is visiting communities throughout the Great Lakes region for a week as we celebrate the show’s twenty-fifth year on air. From water insecurity in Flint to indigenous rights in Kalamazoo, we are sharing stories that allow you to experience the world through the communities in your own backyard.