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StoryCorps Detroit Podcast: How I Became Muslim



Lehman Robinson converted to Islam when he was a teenager working at a secular Michigan summer camp. In this episode of StoryCorps Detroit, he tells his friend Kareem Hakim, that when he heard his camp buddy was fasting for Ramadan, he decided to join him.

Dude you’re too pure of a person… what in the hell!?” laughed Hakim when Robinson told him this in the interview.


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StoryCorps Detroit is hosted by Sascha Raiyn. This episode was produced by Laura Herberg. The interview was originally recorded by StoryCorps at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the summer of 2017. The StoryCorps Detroit theme music is by Will Sessions.

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Aired on: StoryCorps Detroit
About the Author

Laura Herberg

Community Reporter

Covers stories about the people inhabiting the metro Detroit region and the issues that affect through sound-rich storytelling. Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter 2017.

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Sascha Raiyn

Reporter & Producer

Native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.   Follow @raiyn

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