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My own private Islam: The Malek Family, Part 4

Your Fellow Americans makes a final visit to the Malek family, to talk about their faith

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In this final visit with the Malek family, they discuss Islam and explain their frustrations with the common misconceptions that they feel are perpetuated in the media here in the U.S.

“I wish that non-Muslims knew that Islam is not a religion of war, it’s peace. It’s a religion of peace.” —Ayan Malek

What views and perspectives do you have about Islam and where do they come from? Join the conversation at kcpt.org/yourfellowamericans and #yfaKC.


KCPT’s Hale Center for Journalism presents Your Fellow Americans, a documentary web series exploring race, immigration and the American Dream. In this pilot season, join multiple generations from six different families as they discuss their American experience around the dinner table. Watch episodes, go behind the scenes and join the conversation at kcpt.org/yourfellowamericans.

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