Episode 37: HCMC President Ainy Haider-Shah

In this episode, we sit with Ainy Haider-Shah to discuss the work of the Howard County Muslim Council. Ms. Haider-Shah is the first woman ever to serve as president of HCMC.

Thanks to Joe’s Place Deli for their always warm and friendly hospitality!

Three Things We’re Thinking About

Ellicott City Flood Plan

People’s Choice Endorsements for Board of Education

“Choose Civility” is a famous Howard County motto but why are we failing?

Ainy Haider-Shah

The Muslim Council encourages issues and activities of common interest to local Muslims and the broader community of Howard County

Muslim parents concerned that Muslims kids can be victims of Islamophobia and others feel it’s ok

Muslims becoming more active in political life

How non-Muslims can help fight islamophobia

Teach children to embrace our differences

Political races of interest

Diversity of boards, committees, and commissions


Book – A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

Movie – Crazy Rich Asians

Music – U2

Unpopular benign – Halloween is the best American holiday

Best meal – Mimi’s Kabob for dinner

Cafe Easy for Breakfast

Bon Apitit for coffee

Event – school starting

Elevate Maryland – look outside the box for Historic Ellicott City


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