Husam Alghanem was interviewed on November 29, 2014 by Alexander Giddings for an oral history collaboration between University of Michigan-Flint and the Arab American Heritage Council of Flint – the interview occurred on the UM-Flint campus. The oral history collaboration was intended to be a collection of the varied experiences that Arab Americans, of many ages, ethnicities, religions, nationalities, and opinions, have living in a world marked – for many of us, but sometimes especially for Arab Americans – by 9/11. In the interview with Husam Alghanem we were told what his experience is with most of his life, memories, and experiences belonging in the context of a post-9/11 America. In this interview he discussed being born in Flint, MI but still identifying as Arab American, as he comes from parents that both emigrated from Syria. Beyond being an Arab American Husam considers himself to be a Muslim-Arab-American – giving primacy to the identity he gains from his faith, Islam. Being raised in a Syrian family in Flint, MI Husam has an interesting vantage point on both American culture and Syrian culture, though he hasn’t been able to return to Syria for many years do to ongoing conflicts. He feels he was raised with many Syrian values, which have emphasized family togetherness – having connections with extended cousins (2nd cousins) that many people in America do not have. Amidst this we discuss everything from Islam to current Syrian politics, to being Muslim in medical school in Ann Arbor.