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Atlanta’s Muslims And The Paris Terror Attacks: A Talk With Imam Plemon T. El-Amin

Imam Plemon T. El-Amin talks with Denis O'Hayer during an interview on Jan. 15, 2015, at the WABE studio.
Imam Plemon T. El-Amin talks with Denis O'Hayer during an interview on Jan. 15, 2015, at the WABE studio.
Credit Brenna Beech / WABE

  We’ve all heard the questions in the days following the Paris terror attacks: Since the killers were Muslims, do other Muslims have a duty to publicly condemn what they did? And is it right or fair to demand that?  

Atlanta has been home to a growing Muslim community for many years. Some are American-born, even Atlanta natives; some came here from other lands.

Imam Plemon T. El-Amin has been a leader in Atlanta’s Muslim and religious communities for decades. He is a native Atlantan, and the Imam Emeritus of the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam. He spoke with WABE’s Denis O’Hayer at the station’s studio.

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