VT Edition: Fareed Smith & Fareedah Bente Hussain on challenges facing Muslims in VT

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It’s estimated that more than 2,000 Muslims are living in Vermont. They represent a wide variety of traditions, from Burlington’s Somali-Bantu women with their flowing hijabs, to those whose religion isn’t necessarily visible on the outside. As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins, VPR’s Steve Zind visits with Fareed Smith, secretary of the Islamic Society of Vermont and his wife, Fareedah Bente Hussain about the challenges facing Muslims here in our post-9-11 society, and why so many Muslims like living in rural New England.

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