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An American Muslim’s experience with democracy

October 24, 2008

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About a decade and a half ago, I ran for the office of state assemblyman in District 31 of Nevada.   My first name Rafik did not sit well with some, and one of my advisors (who happened to be a state assemblyman then) suggested that I change my name to “Rocko Beekun” from “Rafik Beekun”.  […]