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American converts to Islam defy stereotypes

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Uploaded on Sep 10, 2010

Despite a growing culture of Islamophobia in the United States, around 20,000 Americans convert to Islam every year. Many converts face discrimination in their everyday lives, but say they don't regret their decision. In the nine years since 9/11, these converts have seen bans on Muslim religious clothing and racial profiling against Muslims at airports. They say the mainstream media doesn't help portray a good image of converts and only reports on the small number of extremist radicals.

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