Haroon Moghul on Becoming a ‘Professional Muslim’ After 9/11

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Haroon Moghul is the author of "How to Be a Muslim: An american Story." (Photo: Rick Bern)

In 2001, Haroon Moghul was a student at NYU and a founder of the university's Islamic Center. But after a crisis of faith he had plans to leave his leadership role. Instead, the 9/11 attacks thrust him into the spotlight as a spokesperson for American Muslims. Now, Moghul is out with a memoir titled "How to Be a Muslim: An American Story." Moghul joins us to talk about his struggles with bipolar disorder and the "burden" of being a "professional Muslim."

Haroon Moghul,
fellow in Jewish-Muslim Relations, The Shalom Hartman Institute; author, "How to Be a Muslim: An American Story"