Assemblyman Roger Green Reflects on His Muslim Faith

May 3, 2003

Source: Newsday,0,2446578.story

On May 3, 2003 Newsday reported that "speaking publicly about it for the first time, [Roger] Green told Newsday last week he has been a practicing Muslim for more than 30 years. He is the only Muslim elected official in New York State, he and others say... In a telephone interview from Albany, Green said he has been reflecting deeply on his Muslim faith lately... Green, 54, said he was raised in the Baptist faith and introduced to Islam in 1968 or 1969, when he was a student at Wilberforce College, a predominantly black school in Ohio. He formally converted to Islam soon after when he transferred to South Illinois University."