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Interchange – Faiz Rahman: Bloomington Islamic Center

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Host Dave Stewart interviews Faiz Rahman, president of the Executive Council of the Bloomington Islamic Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at Indiana University.  Our conversation touches on the basic tenets of Islam and then presents some tough questions about how Islam is perceived in current events.  The Bloomington Mosque has undergone some recent renovations and has community outreach events planned and we talk about this, and also about the incredible diversity of the people who use the mosque; some 50 countries are represented.  In the final segment Professor Rahman discusses how he came to be interested in the study of water, or hydrology, and how he uses “remote sensing” to study the effects of global change occurring on our planet.

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