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How to solve the difficult problem of adding ‘Muslim’ to ‘American’

How to solve the difficult problem of adding ‘Muslim’ to ‘American’

In mid-September, my 6-year-old daughter ran into our living room and literally started jumping for joy. “Baba, it’s a miracle!” she told her father with delight. “‘Peg + Cat’ has an ‘Eid Mubarak’ show. They’re talking about ‘Eid Mubarak’ on TV!”

My husband texted my daughter’s reaction to family members and Muslim friends. When I got the message at work, I felt a moment of happiness and just as quickly a moment of sadness that such a simple event was a novelty for her, and that, at 6, she understood its rarity.

That evening our friends came over and we all watched “Peg + Cat” together — thirty- and fortysomethings riveted by a PBS kids’ show...

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