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Young Muslims In Europe Struggle With Identity

A man holds a placard reading 'Not in my name' during a demonstration called by Muslim groups to denounce the 'barbarism' of Islamic State militants, on September 26, 2014 outside Paris's main mosque, two days after the beheading of a French national by jihadists aligned to the group in Algeria. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)
A man holds a placard reading 'Not in my name' during a demonstration called by Muslim groups to denounce the 'barbarism' of Islamic State militants, on September 26, 2014 outside Paris's main mosque, two days after the beheading of a French national by jihadists aligned to the group in Algeria. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)

Farah Pandith says that young Muslims are struggling to find their identity in France and across Europe. Pandith served in both the Bush and the Obama administrations, where she was in charge of outreach to Muslim communities worldwide.

She says while most of the Muslims she spoke with were proud to be French, they were still struggling to figure out what it means to be both Muslim and French. She discusses this with Here & Now’s Lisa Mullins.

Guest

  • Farah Pandith, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. She served in both the Bush and the Obama administrations. She tweets @Farah_Pandith.

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