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Though it’s tempting to assume that Muslims in this country are part of a unified Muslim identity, the truth is that, like everywhere else, there are divides among ethnic lines and there is often as much prejudice within the community as there is outside it. Maria Hinojosa talks with Meira Neggaz, executive director of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, (which finds research-based solutions to problems facing Muslim Americans) on how her organization balances the internal challenges of the Muslim community with external pressures like Islamophobia, and how Latino Muslims fit into the larger framework of Islam in America.

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