Wednesday, August 09, 2017

"Gay and Muslim in America" - Al Jazeera - Edward Wyckoff Williams Reports (2014)

This special report explores the unique challenges facing openly gay, American Muslims—and the double consciousness that comes from being a dual minority.

Our subjects both speak of wanting gay Muslims to galvanize around a progressive agenda that will challenge both their faith community and American neighbors and friends — to see Muslim Americans in their totality: diverse, multi-cultural and multi-contextual.

Imam Jalloh, leader of New York's largest mosque, says the doors to the mosque are always open to everyone -- regardless of sexual orientation. But he struggles to find a balance between the traditional teachings of the faith and lessons of the heart.

Edward Wyckoff Williams reports.