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Charles Roffey
What's So Radical About Saying "Radical Islam," Plus Being Queer and Muslim
June 16, 2016
We take stock of the political spat over the phrase "radical Islam," and speak with a documentary filmmaker who values both his LGBTQ and Muslim identities. 
Habib M'henni
Naming the Enemy June 16, 2016
After the horrific Orlando shooting on June 12, media coverage quickly turned to reports that the killer was Muslim, and just as quickly, a political spat erupted over whether to attribute the attack to "radical Islam."  Even President Barack Obama weighed in, saying he thinks the phrase plays into the recruitment campaigns of terror groups like ISIS. So do words really matter? We speak with two experts about language, perception and politics.

John L. Esposito, professor of religion and international affairs at Georgetown University
Shadi Hamid
senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World.

Parvez Sharma
LGBTQ and Muslim June 16, 2016
Following the tragedy in Orlando, many LGBTQ Muslims stood in solidarity with the larger LGBTQ community. We check in with documentary-maker Parvez Sharma-- a Muslim gay rights activist. He speaks to the treatment of homosexuals in Muslim-majority countries and touches on his own experience with religious bigotry.

Parvez Sharma, documentary filmmaker of A Jihad for Love and A Sinner in Mecca
Maureen Reflects on the Orlando Massacre June 16, 2016
Maureen reflects on the tragic events of Orlando, noting the double discrimination against LGBTQ Muslims. She also examines how different religious communities are addressing violent hatred, particularly against members of the LGBTQ community. You can read more of Maureen's commentaries at the National Catholic Reporter

Read here Reza Aslan's open-letter to American Muslims following the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage.

Maureen Fiedler, host of Interfaith Voices