Black Muslims aim for unity in challenging time for Islam - WNEM TV 5

Black Muslims aim for unity in challenging time for Islam

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DEARBORN, MI (AP) -

 Many Muslims are reeling from a U.S. presidential administration that's cracked down on immigrants, including through a travel ban that targets six Muslim-majority countries. But black American-born Muslims say they have been pushed to the edges of the conversations -- even by those who share the same religion.
   They say they often feel discrimination on multiple fronts: for being black, for being Muslim and for being black and Muslim among a population of immigrant Muslims. The identity issues have rippled into social media with Twitter's (hash)BeingBlackAndMuslim and @BlkMuslimWisdom, formed in recent weeks to amplify their stories.
   In response, activists say they're seizing the opportunity to unite Muslims of all backgrounds.
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