Wajahat Ali is an attorney, writer, and playwright. His play The Domestic Crusaders—published by McSweeney’s in 2010—is one of the first major plays about the American Muslim experience post-9/11, and depicts the daily struggle and humor in the life of one contemporary American Muslim family. The play, which premiered to great acclaim, has been praised by Toni Morrison, the BBC, NPR, Dave Eggers, and many others. Ali has been honored by the US State Department as an “Influential Muslim American Artist” and, for his journalism work, a “Muslim Leader of Tomorrow.” He writes and edits the political blog GOATMILK, and is a frequent contributor to the Washington Post, the Guardian, Salon, Slate, Huffington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He is also associate editor of Altmuslim.com, the leading American Muslim online magazine. He lives and practices law in Oakland.
Friday, February 4, 2011