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October 27, 2021 69 mins
Shahjehan starts touring the East Coast as an actor in a troupe for people in long-term recovery, and meets an unanticipated fan. We wrap up the “anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, racial, racist, white supremacist kind of mindset” that took hold during Trump’s presidency and its trickle-down effects, while also examining its function as a catalyst for the uptick in activism, improved representation, more diverse pop culture, and the ever-growing Muslim voice. We speak with American Muslim elected officials, actresses, founders, and of course, Amma and Agha, as we come full-circle to just exactly what Shahjehan’s people have done. A psychiatrist weighs in on the trauma of 9/11 for her Muslim American patients, as the interview diverges into a bit of a therapy session for Shahjehan, and for us.   We revisit The Kominas, the Khans, Acton-Boxborough, adult relationships, the state of Shahjehan’s mental health, and look ahead to the future of this community. Learn more about the people and topics in this episode on our listening guide. Check out the Rifelion blog. Also visit to send us an audio message, some of which will play on future episodes. To learn more about the Common Purpose PAC mentioned by Qasim Rashid visit: For more information on King of the World, visit our website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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