A galvanizing look at constitutional freedoms in the United States through the prism of attacks on the rights of American Muslims.
American Muslim religious liberty lawyer Asma Uddin has long considered her work defending people of all faiths to be a calling more than a job. Yet even as she seeks equal protection for Evangelicals, Sikhs, Muslims, Native Americans, Jews, and Catholics alike, she has seen an ominous increase in attempts to criminalize Islam and exclude Muslim Americans from those protections.
Somehow, the view that Muslims aren't human enough for human rights or constitutional protections is moving from the fringe to the mainstream--along with the claim "Islam is not a religion." This conceit is not just a threat to the First Amendment rights of American Muslims. It is a threat to the freedom of all Americans.
Her new book reveals a significant but overlooked danger to our religious liberty. Woven throughout this national saga is Uddin's own story and the stories of American Muslims and other people of faith who have faced tremendous indignities as they attempt to live and worship freely.
Combining her experience of Islam as a religious truth and her legal and philosophical appreciation that all individuals have a right to religious liberty, Uddin examines the shifting tides of American culture and outlines a way forward for individuals and communities navigating today's culture wars.