American and Muslim.

To some, this might seem like the greatest oxymoron since military intelligence, or affordable housing, or…American Muslim.

According to the essays compiled in this book, however, there at least forty-five men whose narratives prove that individuals can live and identify fully as both Muslim and American—without conflict.

And apparently they’re not that rare.

In traditional times in Muslim lands, the storyteller was more valuable than the swordsman. The storyteller was responsible for sharing the tribe’s history and narrating tales that reminded them of their shared values, identity and legacy. [Read more…]