Amir Safi – “Muslim Ban”

Performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

“To be Muslim is to watch your mosque set on fire and not say a word because you do not know yet if it was the supremacist or the fundamentalist. Which is to say you do not know yet whether you are expected to be outraged or apologize.”

Don’t miss this powerful poem from Amir Safi, performing at the 2017 Rustbelt Poetry Festival.

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