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How Donald Trump Made Us Muslims

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

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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

Shadi Hamid

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Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Author of 'Islamic Exceptionalism' and co-editor of 'Rethinking Political Islam.' Books here: https://amzn.to/2OG7m9I