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CLIP: Muslim American Population

AIR DATE: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

James Zogby talked about the Muslim population in the United States, the refugee crisis, as well as the effect of the recent rhetoric concerning Muslims in the U.S.



  • Muslim Americans and ISIS Strategy (Video - 45 min)
    James Zogby talked about rhetoric about Muslims in the U.S., as well as efforts to combat extremist groups, including ISIS,* abroad.




  • President Obama Address on National Security (Video - 13 min)
    President Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office about the steps our government is taking to fulfill his highest priority of keeping the American people safe. The President provided an update on the ongoing investigation into the attack in San Bernardino and discussed the broader threat of terrorism, including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it.
  • Congressional Agenda (Video - 5 min)
    Billy House spoke by phone about congressional efforts to avoid a government shutdown before the December 12 deadline. He also discussed the Visa Waiver Program as well as congressional reaction to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for a total Muslim travel ban
  • Muslim-Americans and Islamophobia (Video - 40 min)
    Dawud Walid talked about his work with the Muslim community in Detroit and his work as a religious leader. He also spoke about the experiences of Syrian refugees and concerns about Islamophobia in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.



  • James J. Zogby
    Co-Founder and President
    Arab American Institute


KEYWORDS: Foreign Policy, Religion, Muslim Americans, Xenophobia, Terrorism, Refugee Crisis, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights