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After the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Americans are more fearful of terrorist acts happening in this country than they were in the days after September 11, 2001.  So says a recent New York Times/CBS News poll published late last week.

This heightened concern of Islamic extremists has Americans wary of welcoming refugees from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan for fear that ISIS militants might infiltrate the country.  But its not just refugees that our citizens fear, some have expressed anxiety over their Muslim neighbors, who’ve lived in the country for years.

The latest installment of “Us & Them,” explores how America’s anxiety for Islam has evolved over the past two decades.  This morning, we are going to present the latest Us & Them podcast called “Islamophobia.” In this program, host Trey Kay reflects on how his thoughts and fears about Muslims have evolved going back to his wedding in the 1990s.