Our Ramadan road trip this year drew much interest from big media, thanks to the “Ground Zero Mosque controversy” and Terry Jones’ Quran-burning fiasco. It was unsettling to sit through interview after interview, fielding questions about mosque construction and the state of the American Muslim community. Every TV interview eventually veered into “Islam on trial” territory, and we were the ones defending it. Aman and I became Ambassador Muslim. It sucked.
But I’ll miss every other part of our 30-day adventure. It’s been two weeks since we’ve been back and already I miss the road, the people we met, and the America I experienced.
The following photos come from our month-long road trip through Muslim America. I’ve selected a special assortment of images for Boing Boing, and am honored to share these photos with you.
- SPECIAL FEATURE: 30 days through Muslim America, a photo essay (boingboing.net)
- Quran Burning: Is It An Insult Or Intimidation? (huffingtonpost.com)
- Message to muslims: I’m sorry (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Richard T. Hughes: Jesus and Strangers: What the Bible Teaches About Christian-Muslim Relations (huffingtonpost.com)