When Islam Is Not a Religion
Asma T. Uddin
Inside America's Fight for Religious Freedom
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, Hindus, Muslims, Native Americans, Jews, and Catholics alike, she has seen an ominous increase in attempts to criminalize Islam and exclude American Muslims from their inalienable rights.
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 affects all Americans because the loss of liberty for one means the loss of liberties for everyone.
When Islam Is Not a Religion also looks at how faith in America is being secularized and politicized, and the repercussions this has on debates about religious freedom and diversity.
Part I: "Stop the Islamization of America."
1: "Islam is not a religion."
2: "I think Islam hates us."
3: "What is religious freedom, anyway?"
4: "You have to deal with the mosques."
5: "What is sharia and why does it matter?"
Part II: "Good" versus "Bad" Muslims
6: "If you hate terror, stay here."
7: "Why hijab?"
8: "Who you gonna call? Religious Liberty Task Force!"