Instead of a hard-hitting book, now I have a book that is more spiritual. What is the story we hear about you upsetting Catholic nuns? I was about five or six when I heard a teacher tell the class that Jesus was the son of God and he was God himself.
I had been taught otherwise at home, that Jesus was a revered holy man, a prophet.
The second group I call Eid Muslims, because many are not strict in practice and attend mosques only on holidays.
And that would be A vision of Islam that is ethnically diverse, tolerant of others, and supportive of women's rights.
The book is about my personal journey, of growing up in America, going to the best of schools, studying law, and being modern and Muslim.
Some traditional Muslims did not like me calling myself a Muslim feminist. They thought Islam had enough provisions for women's rights.
By explicitly declaring myself a Muslim feminist, they thought, I was telling people that the two terms -- Muslim and feminist --were not compatible. It is part memoir, part guide and represents the side of Islam that is left out of daily newspapers and television.
Eight years later people still talk about that description.