A galvanizing look at religious freedom in the United States through the prism of attacks on the constitutional rights of American Muslims. 

Asma T. Uddin

Asma T. Uddin is a lawyer and scholar specializing in U.S. and international religious freedom. She also writes and speaks on American Muslims and gender.

When Islam is Not a Religion

Uddin ... presents a brilliantly paced and rigorously detailed first book arguing for equal rights for Muslims in the United States ... This book will resonate with those looking for an accessible exploration of public policy with a sprinkling of legal drama. It will be in demand by those seeking to understand the erosion of religious freedom in America.

Library Journal (starred review)


When: July 15th 2019
            11:15am - 1:00pm

Where: New America
            740 15th St NW #900
           Washington, D.C. 20005

When: September 10th 2019

Where: 555 Pennsylvania Ave                 NW, Washington, DC

Council on foreign reations

Asma Uddin is the author of When Islam Is Not a Religion: Inside America's Fight for Religious Freedom and an Inclusive America Project Fellow at the Aspen Institute, where she is leading a project on peace-building in the U.S. culture war. She was formerly legal counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, and has held academic fellowships at Georgetown, UCLA, and Brigham Young University Law School. Ms. Uddin is also an expert advisor on religious freedom to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and a term-member of the Council on Foreign Relations.



Washington, DC, USA


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