Mansor Shams served as a U.S. Marine from 2000-2004. Since his duty, Shams has been traveling around the country with a sign that reads, "I'm a Muslim and a U.S. Marine, Ask Me Anything." Shams explains that engaging in an open dialogue with other Americans about his faith is an important part of combating Islamophobia. While Shams has mixed feelings about President Donald Trump, he would like the opportunity to explain his faith to the president and make clear that he is a loyal, abiding citizen.
February 6, 2017 video and resource materials from PBS NewsHour.