With a new afterword. “Compelling, meticulously researched. Should be required reading.”—Washington Post
But this global community of writers, artists, doctors, musicians, museum curators, lawyers, activists, and educators of Muslim heritage remains largely invisible, lost amid the heated coverage of Islamist terror attacks on one side and abuses perpetrated against suspected terrorists on the other.
A veteran of twenty years of human rights research and activism, Karima Bennoune draws on extensive fieldwork and interviews to illuminate the inspiring stories of those who represent one of the best hopes for ending fundamentalist oppression worldwide.
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Bennoune, and those she profiles, bravely meets the tide of extremism with a sense of shared community and nonviolent purpose.Read Full Review of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Her... | See more reviews from Kirkus
...now she has come out with a spunky, feisty collection of essays that seeks to tell an intensely personal and exhaustively researched story of how people of Muslim heritage are courageously fighting Muslim fundamentalism across the world.Read Full Review of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Her... | See more reviews from NY Journal of Books
Her gut-wrenching book...is meant as a wake-up call to her comrades on the left...The book feels overlong and disjointed, and Ms. Bennoune's literary flourishes usually flop, as when she writes that Gazans are "caught between the devil of Israel's siege and the deep blue sea of Muslim fundamentalism."Read Full Review of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Her... | See more reviews from WSJ online
Bennoune weaves their stories with her own extensive research and connects the countless narratives with plenty of her own opinions...Read Full Review of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Her... | See more reviews from LA Times
She shows that most of the victims of violent fundamentalism are themselves Muslim. Her subjects are people who found dignity and meaning in Islam, often as part of a rich local culture, but who were branded as backsliders or apostates by an invasive species of zealotry.Read Full Review of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Her... | See more reviews from The Economist
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