with Zainab al-Suwaij
When Ilhan Omar describes herself as an "intersectional feminist" and Omar Suleiman participates in a pagan ritual, American Islamism is clearly going in new directions. In particular, a Red-Left alliance has been growing for decades. What does each camp hope to achieve in its alliance with the other? Will it succeed or are the differences ultimately too deep?
Monday, February 22, 2021
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Zainab Al-Suwaij is executive director of the American Islamic Congress, founded after 9/11 to promote interfaith relations in the West and democratic values in the Muslim world. The Washington Post has described her as someone "who favors designer head scarves" while being "one of the few women to take up arms in a 1991 guerrilla uprising against [Saddam] Hussein." She attended Southern Connecticut University and taught at Yale. Ms. Al-Suwaij lives in the DC area.
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