IamA Dr. Bilal Rana. Anesthesiologist, and President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association. AMA!
I'm an anesthesiologist in the Texas Medical Center and for the past three years I've served as President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, the oldest Muslim youth organization in the country (est. 1920).
I recently wrote a piece for TIME.com about my experience being detained by the FBI at the airport because of my appearance.
I'm not looking for an apology. Rather than focus on what happened, I'd like to talk about the need for balance between protecting the public and preserving the dignity of the innocent.
I always want to encourage my fellow Muslims who are being profiled to rise above it. Be patient, be polite, and set a positive example.
/u/beernerd is helping me get started