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How Donald Trump Made Us Muslims

Islam has always been my religion, but only recently has it become my identity

WeWe are talked about, fretted about, debated. For some, we are a worry; for others, a cause. We have our own perpetually trending hashtag, which tends to make me, and us, nervous (#Muslims). We are, for better or worse, a “we.” It wasn’t always like this. It happened over time.



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Shadi Hamid

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Author of 'Islamic Exceptionalism' and co-editor of 'Rethinking Political Islam.' Books here: