Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?
Who’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?

Why the Far Right Believes Every Muslim—Including Me—Is a Liar

I’d never heard of “taqiyya” until someone accused me of it. I discovered it’s a conspiracy theory with disturbing power.

April 24 2018 12:17 PMWhat Happened When a Devout Muslim and a Devout Catholic Got Married in Small-Town IowaNeither of them converted.
Dec. 20 2017 1:29 PMEveryone Thinks Muslims Shouldn’t Celebrate ChristmasI’m doing it anyway.
Oct. 13 2017 10:43 AMSharia Has Come to TexasFox News and Breitbart claimed a rogue court was enforcing Islamic law in America. So I went to see it for myself.
Aug. 16 2017 9:51 AMDid You Hear the One About Muslims Who Tell Profane Jokes About Islam?I went to see R-rated Muslim comics perform, and they taught me something about free speech.
June 29 2017 2:00 PMThe Real Secret of Ramadan in AmericaWhy the holy month is more profound for me here than anywhere else in the world.
June 29 2017 10:33 AMWho’s Afraid of Aymann Ismail?My whole life, people have feared me for being Muslim. Now I’m confronting those fears where they live—in the alt-right and in my own community.
March 12 2018 5:47 AM Why the #MeToo Moment Is Especially Distressing for Muslim WomenWhen they tell their stories, the far right cheers—and many other Muslims tell them to shut up.
Nov. 9 2017 10:09 AMThe Ex-Muslims Go PublicPeople who leave Islam are fiercely criticized by believers. They used to make me angry, too. Then I got to know them.
Sept. 21 2017 12:09 PMPeople Have Always Feared I’ll Become a RadicalWhen I met someone who actually did, I realized how America pushes young Muslims to the edge.
July 18 2017 9:57 AMWearing a Hijab Is Complicated. So Is Deciding to Take One Off.My immigrant mother and her doctor daughter show how hard it can be.
June 29 2017 12:00 PMI’m Muslim, and I Want to Confront Homophobia at HomeI started by visiting a gay, alt-right activist who demonizes Islam.