The Pennsylvania budget stalemate; then American Muslims and battling extremism

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Guests: Mary Wilson, Shahed Amanullah and Muqtedar Khan

We’re in the sixth month of Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate. It looked like a deal would be struck over the weekend but things fell apart. We’ll get an update from MARY WILSON, capitol bureau chief for Pennsylvania Public Radio. Then, in his speech to the public on Sunday, President Obama called for Muslim leaders in the U.S and across the globe to speak out against interpretations of Islam and groups like ISIL and al-Qaeda that promote acts of violence. He also asked all American to reject religious discrimination that would treat Muslims differently. We’ll talk with two prominent Muslim Americans about the role of their community in battling religious extremism here and abroad. Our guests are SHAHED AMANULLAH, writer and entrepreneur, and University of Delaware professor MUQTEDAR KHAN.

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