Immigration and Islamophobia

Published on June 14, 2017  

Student Nathan Saab interviews Imam Ashfaq Taufique regarding his experiences as a Pakistani immigrant in the United States. From college mishaps to the growing presence of Islamophobia after 9/11, Imam Taufique's experience stresses the importance of curiosity in interfaith communities.

Chapters

Introduction - Culture Shock and Overcoming Challenges as an Immigrant

Ashfaq discusses some of his early experiences as a Pakistani immigrant in America.
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Retaining a Native Heritage in America

Ashfaq talks about retaining native heritage and customs and Americanization.
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Anti-Muslim Sentiment in America

Ashfaq relates his observations of anti-Muslims sentiment in Alabama and America and his personal experiences in this regard.
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Transcript

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InterviewerNathan Saab
IntervieweeAshfaq Taufique
RepositorySamford University Oral History Collection