NPR logo

American Muslim Family Chooses Polygamy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15251848/15251798" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
American Muslim Family Chooses Polygamy

Religion

American Muslim Family Chooses Polygamy

American Muslim Family Chooses Polygamy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15251848/15251798" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Though polygamy is illegal and uncommon in the United States, some Americans practice it, including some Muslims. One Muslim family living San Diego says the drama depicted in shows like Big Love on HBO is more fiction than fact.

Bartolone is a fellow with the Knight-Carnegie News21 Initiative.