Arsalan Iftikhar, a human rights lawyer and former NPR commentator, has written a new book, “Scapegoats: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies and Threatens Our Freedoms.” Photo courtesy of Skyhorse Publishing
Arsalan is a human rights lawyer by training and was one of the original guests on this podcast a couple years ago, when he discussed his career and life journey that lead him to this line of work.
Arsalan is on TV a lot. And often times he get’s the call after there has been some sort of terrible terrorist attack. To that end, we have an extended conversation about what it’s like to be a <uslim public intellectual these days.
We discuss his new book, the different strains of islamophobia that can be found in Europe and the United States, and what his process is after there has been another mass murder event and he’s called to talk about it on TV