American Muslim

United States: Brave New World

Shaarik Zafar is America’s representative to Muslims. He’s got his work cut out By Yasar Khan The task on Shaarik Zafar’s hands is somewhat herculean. As a U.S. State Department diplomat, his mission isto engage with Muslim communities around the world. Comfortable in his own skin, he is clearly a straight-talker. With a decade of

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Countering Shame

Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced failed to see that Muslims do have a robust tradition of talking back to their texts   BY Sarah Eltantawi I saw Ayad Akhtar’s difficult play Disgraced this weekend at the Seattle Repertoire Theatre. The performance, which has been extended in Seattle and is featured elsewhere in the U.S., will be the

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