Muslims in the USA

A reporter who grew up in Iran examines America's complicated relationship with Islam.

Karen Zarindast travels from New York to Texas to California, and points in between, to meet Muslims who live and practice their faith in the USA.

She finds some surprising people: a fashion designer who makes cool but conservative women's head coverings, an Imam who preaches about ethical uses of the iPhone, and a retired oil worker who keeps a Qur'an watching over his collection of cowboy boots and country music.

To a man and woman, the Muslims she meets who've lived elsewhere, say life in the US is better than where they came from.

But ten years after 9/11, many say the religious tolerance upon which America was built - and which they knew growing up - is not always evident.

They feel pressure to define for themselves what it means to be Muslim in the USA.

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28 minutes

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Mon 5 Sep 2011 00:32 GMT