’30 Mosques’ Explores Where Muslim Americans Fit in Modern Society

BY Rani Robelus  August 30, 2011 at 4:35 PM EDT



Earlier this month, two Muslim Americans embarked on a 12,000-mile Ramadan road trip across the United States to explore the relevance of Islam a decade after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Aman Ali and Bassam Tariq visited 30 mosques in 30 states, starting in Alaska and finishing their tour Tuesday in New York City. Each day they wrote on a blog highlighting the diverse people they meet and the mosques they pray in.

The Muslim America they encountered is a melting pot of nationalities, ethnicities and cultures in the people they met, including a Native American Muslim and a 100-year-old man who single-handedly built the first mosque in Nebraska.

Ali and Tariq shared their experiences in a recent conversation with Hari Sreenivasan.

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