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For Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan begins Sunday night.  It marks a month of restraint, self-reflection, and community gatherings.  It is a time of both deprivation and celebration.

This week we will speak with Shaarik Zafar, Special Representative to Muslim Communities, a diplomat with the US State Department.  Shaarik will speak with us about the significance of Ramadan for Muslims worldwide and how Muslim-majority countries view the United States in the context of rhetoric being used during the current political season.