Searching for an Inclusive Islam

Eight years after “Muslim bad girl” Asra Nomani began her battle with her Morgantown, West Virginia mosque for women’s equality, she wonders when her dream for an inclusive Islam will be realized. For Nomani, the struggle continues.

After the terrorists attacks of 9/11 and after Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was brutally executed in Pakistan, his colleague Asra Nomani returned to her home of Morgantown, West Virginia, pregnant and alone, reeling from what she had witnessed. She reached out to her faith and turned to her local mosque for solace–and realized there was a different conflict brewing right on her home turf.

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