Muslim en Transparency at the Iowa Supreme Court and Post-9/11 Muslim America <p>In 2010 three Iowa Supreme Court Justices lost their election for retention.&nbsp; The defeat sparked major changes which increased transparency and public outreach at the state’s highest court.&nbsp; Today Sarah Boden fills in for Ben Kieffer and discusses this new era of transparency with <a href="">Todd Pettys</a> of the University of Iowa's College of Law.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:05:54 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Sarah Boden 29166 at Transparency at the Iowa Supreme Court and Post-9/11 Muslim America Eboo Patel: Interfaith in America <p>After 9/11, suspicion and animosity toward American Muslims spiked. Host Ben Kieffer talks with Eboo Patel, founder and president of the Chicago-based Interfaith Youth Core. Patel says this prejudice is not just a problem for Muslims, but a challenge to the very idea of America. Patel also discusses his new book, Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America.</p><p><span style="display: none;">After 9/11, suspicion and animosity toward American Muslims spiked.</span></p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 18:23:46 +0000 Ben Kieffer 7589 at Eboo Patel: Interfaith in America Being Muslim in Iowa <p>This week, Rob Dillard's series, "Being Muslim in Iowa," has highlighted Iowa's rich Muslim history. It's a history that includes the establishment of the Mother Mosque of America in Cedar Rapids nearly eighty years ago. This hour we'll explore Iowa's Muslim connections. We'll talk with Lisa Killinger, an Iowa woman who was raised Episcopalian and eventually converted to Islam. Also, Professor Mahmoud Hamed of Drake University and Miriam Amer, Executive Director of the Iowa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.</p><p></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 18:00:00 +0000 Rob Dillard & Ben Kieffer 28219 at Being Muslim in Iowa: Elkader <p>All this week, Iowa Public Radio reporter Rob Dillard has been exploring what it means to be Muslim in Iowa. Much of his reporting for this series has taken him to metropolitan areas, where most of the state’s Muslims live. But to conclude the week, Rob travels to a berg in northeast Iowa where one Muslim man has found a home.</p><p></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Rob Dillard 28209 at Being Muslim in Iowa: Converts <p>Iowa Public Radio continues its week-long series called “Being Muslim in Iowa.” Reporter Rob Dillard has traveled extensively around the state, meeting a few of the estimated 20,000 Iowans who follow Islam. Most of these people have practiced the faith all of their lives, growing up in families who stretch their roots to the Middle East, Africa or Eastern Europe. But a handful of Iowans have converted to Islam from other religions. Today, Rob introduces us to three of them.</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Jul 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Rob Dillard 28208 at Being Muslim in Iowa: Food <p>We’re looking at the lives of Muslims in Iowa this week. So far, reporter Rob Dillard has traced the history of Islam in the state, which dates back to the 19<sup>th</sup> century. He’s also asked a few Muslims living here why public opinion goes against their faith. Today, he looks at how Islam determines what food Muslims eat. The diets for strict adherents of Islamic law are free of pork and alcohol.&nbsp; Today, Rob visits an eastern Iowa company that’s in the business of ensuring the food consumed by Muslims in the state and around the world meets this guideline.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Rob Dillard 28207 at Being Muslim in Iowa: Myths <p>Iowa Public Radio is taking a look this week at Muslims living in the state. Opinion polls indicate Americans remain conflicted over Islam a decade after the terrorist attacks of 9-11. A survey by the Pew Research Center a year ago shows the percentage of people in the U.S. with a favorable opinion of Islam has tumbled from 41 percent in 2005 to 30 percent.&nbsp; Muslims have been put on the defensive in recent years, asked to defend Islam against charges it’s a violent religion. Tue, 26 Jul 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Rob Dillard 28206 at Being Muslim in Iowa: History <p>Today, Iowa Public Radio returns to its series, "Being in Iowa." Reporter Rob Dillard brings us the first of five installments on what it means to be Muslim in the state. A majority of Americans say they know very little about Islam. In fact, a recent Pew Research Poll showed a quarter of those surveyed said they knew nothing at all about the religion, which is followed by one-and-a-half billion people in the world. Muslims make up a small portion of Iowa’s population, well below one percent. Mon, 25 Jul 2011 11:00:00 +0000 Rob Dillard 28205 at