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The Role of Muslim Women in Fighting Extremism: A Conversation with Writer & Activist Samina Ali

Samina Ali is a writer and activist who focuses on issues facing Muslim women. At a time when there’s plenty of rhetoric and fear about Muslims in America, she says Muslim women play a key role in shaping how Islam is seen around the world. She was recently in town to speak at the University […]

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Madras on Rainy Days Samina Ali Book CoverSamina Ali is a writer and activist who focuses on issues facing Muslim women. At a time when there's plenty of rhetoric and fear about Muslims in America, she says Muslim women play a key role in shaping how Islam is seen around the world.

She was recently in town to speak at the University of Houston and tells Michael Hagerty about an online exhibition she curates containing art and literature by Muslim women, intended to challenge common stereotypes about them.

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Samina Ali discusses her latest project – a book about rising maternal mortality rates — and her own brush with death during pregnancy.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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