Muslims Actually began as a project of the Uniting Muslims and Allies for Humanity (UMAH), led by Toronto-based community organizer Farheen Khan. People who identify as Muslim from Canada and the US were profiled to showcase the accomplishments of those who, in various ways, are working to counter Islamophobia and negative stereotypes about Muslims in North America. Muslims Actually has now been incorporated into Muslim Link's website. Following Muslim Link's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy, we recognize the contributions of the diversity of people who identify as Muslim.
Wajahat Ali is the writer ofThe Domestic Crusaders, a two-act play that is being hailed as “one of the first major Muslim American plays.” We asked him what brought him to his current job at Al Jazeera’s The Stream, his ups and downs along the way, and what inspired him to become a playwright.