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Wajahat Ali

What's in a Name?: Hebrew and Arabic Names, Naming, & North American Culture

Can We Talk | Posted 11.23.2016 | Religion
Can We Talk

Both of you grew up primarily in North America with Jewish and Muslim first names. In what ways were your names sources of pride or discomfort? As par...

Dear Trump Supporters, This American Muslim Has A Message For You

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.10.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

On the heels of President-elect Donald Trump’s win on Tuesday night, many Americans are worried about what his presidency might mean for their minor...

Why Trump Supporters Are Sticking With Him

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump’s divisive, captivating and historic campaign is nearing its end. On Tuesday night, we’ll know whether he will be the 45th president ...

Muslim Journalist Points Out The Irony Of Trump's Remarks On The Khan Family

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.01.2016 | Religion

Donald Trump promises to keep America safe by cracking down on Muslim immigration. Humayun Khan, the son of Muslim immigrants, died fighting in the U....

Diffused Congruence Podcast: Al Jazeera's Wajahat Ali on Islamophobia and Muslim Narratives

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.24.2015 | Religion
Zaki Hasan

This month we're joined by award-winning playwright, journalist, and humorist Wajahat Ali for a far-ranging conversation that starts with a lengthy discussion about the recent tragic shooting of three Muslim college students in Chapel Hill, NC.

The Stealth Halal Jihadist Turkey: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying And Love the Muslim Trojan Horse

Wajahat Ali | Posted 01.24.2012 | Home
Wajahat Ali

American Muslim communities celebrating Thanksgiving with a traditional Turkey feast represents an encouraging sign of integration with American values and rituals. But, of course, we Muslims fooled you. Yet again.

Katie Couric's Idea of a "Muslim Cosby Show" Might Not Be So Crazy After All

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

"It's a crazy idea," Katie Couric said of her "Muslim Cosby show" remedy. Perhaps we need more "crazy" ideas -- like having popular stories that show Muslims and Americans aren't that different after all.

'The Domestic Crusaders': Making History With Muslim American Theater

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

One Hollywood producer wanted to invest in my play and premiere it in Hollywood but only on one condition: "Can we get Ted Danson to play the father?"