StoryCorps Detroit: How I Became Muslim

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One Detroiter tells his roommate why he converted to Islam as a teenager.

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Lehman Robinson decided to become Muslim when he was a teenager, working at a secular Michigan summer camp.


In this segment 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, who’s Muslim himself, when Robinson told him this in the interview.

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Laura Herberg, Reporter

Laura Herberg is a Reporter for 101.9 WDET, telling the stories about people inhabiting the Detroit region and the issues that affect us here. She is a proud homeowner in Highland Park, Mich. Follow @HerbergRadio

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This post is a part of StoryCorps Detroit.

Giving people of all backgrounds the opportunity to record meaningful conversations, StoryCorps seeks to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.​ StoryCorps Detroit showcases interviews that were recorded when the MobileBooth stopped in at the Detroit Institute of Arts in the summer of 2017. Those conversations are podcast here.



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