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Riz Khan
Rising anti-Muslim rhetoric?
Sheikh Hamza Yusuf examines the congressional hearing on the so-called radicalisation of American Muslims.
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2011 15:55 GMT

Are Muslims in the US the victims of another McCarthy-type witch hunt?

For the first time in US history, at least 15 states have either approved or introduced bills banning sharia law.

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These bills may make it a crime for Muslims to fast, pray, or even donate to charity. And on Thursday, in a move that many critics deem unconstitutional, congressional hearings chaired by Peter King, the Republican representative, will begin examining the so-called radicalisation within the American Muslim community.

On Wednesday's Riz Khan we discuss the rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric with Islamic scholar Sheikh Hamza Yusuf.

You can join the conversation. Watch the programme on Wednesday, March 9, at 1930GMT. Repeats will air on Thursday at 0430GMT, 0830GMT and 1430GMT.

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