When Islam is not a religion

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

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)

New Release: July 9, 2019

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Religious liberty lawyer Asma Uddin has long considered her work defending people of all faiths to be a calling more than a job. Yet even as she seeks equal protection for Evangelicals, Sikhs, Muslims, Native Americans, Jews, and Catholics alike, she has seen an ominous increase in attempts to criminalize Islam and exclude American Muslims from their inalienable rights. 
 

Somehow, the view that Muslims aren’t human enough for human rights or constitutional protections is moving from the fringe to the mainstream along with the claim “Islam is not a religion.” This conceit affects all Americans because the loss of liberty for one means the loss of liberties for everyone.

When Islam Is Not a Religion also looks at how faith in America is being secularized and politicized, and the repercussions this has on debates about religious freedom and diversity.
 

Woven throughout this national saga is Uddin’s own story. She combines her experience as a person of Muslim faith and her legal and philosophical appreciation that all individuals have a right to religious liberty. Uddin examines the shifting tides of American culture and outlines a way forward for individuals and communities navigating today’s culture wars. 

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    Too many Americans would deny Muslims the religious liberty they insist upon for Christians

  • The Washingon Post

     

    The baffling argument that has become mainstream under Trump: ‘Islam is not a religion’

  • The New York Times

     

    What Islamophobic politicians can learn from Mormons 

  • Th American Conservative

     

    I strongly urge fellow conservative Christians to read this important book

  • Religious news service

     

    Approximately 1.8 billion people around the globe identify as Muslim today, which makes Islam the world’s second-largest world religion. This is a fact

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    What rising anti-Muslim bias could mean for the future of religious freedom

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    A Push to Deny Muslims Religious Freedom Gains Steam

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    How Extreme Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Entered American Life

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    When Islam Is Not a Religion

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    Islamophobia: 21st- Century Hatred

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    For religious American Muslims, hostility from the right and disdain from the left

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    For religious American Muslims, hostility from the right and disdain from the left

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    For some in America, religious freedom has limits

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  • Teen Vogue

     

    An Excerpt From ‘When Islam is Not a Religion: Inside America’s Fight for Religious Freedom’

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    It's Not a Crime to Be Muslim

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    When Hijab is Politicized and Stripped of its Religious Meaning

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    Asma Uddin analyzes her casework before the Supreme Court and understanding Religious Freedom, and the secularization of faith in America.

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    Islam and religious freedom

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    Too many Americans would deny Muslims the religious liberty they insist upon for Christians

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    The baffling argument that has become mainstream under Trump: ‘Islam is not a religion’

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    What Islamophobic politicians can learn from Mormons 

  •  

    I strongly urge fellow conservative Christians to read this important book

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    Approximately 1.8 billion people around the globe identify as Muslim today, which makes Islam the world’s second-largest world religion. This is a fact

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    What rising anti-Muslim bias could mean for the future of religious freedom

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    A Push to Deny Muslims Religious Freedom Gains Steam

  • How Extreme Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Entered American Life

  • When Islam Is Not a Religion

  • Islamophobia: 21st- Century Hatred

  • For religious American Muslims, hostility from the right and disdain from the left

  • For religious American Muslims, hostility from the right and disdain from the left

  • For some in America, religious freedom has limits

  • Coming Soon

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    An Excerpt From ‘When Islam is Not a Religion: Inside America’s Fight for Religious Freedom’

  • It's Not a Crime to Be Muslim

  • Coming Soon

  • Coming Soon

  • When Hijab is Politicized and Stripped of its Religious Meaning

  • Asma Uddin analyzes her casework before the Supreme Court and understanding Religious Freedom, and the secularization of faith in America.

  • Islam and religious freedom

  • The New York Times

     

    Too many Americans would deny Muslims the religious liberty they insist upon for Christians

  • The Washingon Post

     

    The baffling argument that has become mainstream under Trump: ‘Islam is not a religion’

  • The New York Times

     

    What Islamophobic politicians can learn from Mormons 

  • Th American Conservative

     

    I strongly urge fellow conservative Christians to read this important book

  • Religious news service

     

    Approximately 1.8 billion people around the globe identify as Muslim today, which makes Islam the world’s second-largest world religion. This is a fact

  • Screen Shot 2019-05-21 at 5.22.27 PM.png

     

    What rising anti-Muslim bias could mean for the future of religious freedom

  • Screen Shot 2019-07-17 at 10.09.20 PM.pn

     

    A Push to Deny Muslims Religious Freedom Gains Steam

  • Screen Shot 2019-07-17 at 10.13.24 PM.pn

    How Extreme Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Entered American Life

  • Screen Shot 2019-07-17 at 10.43.13 PM.pn

    When Islam Is Not a Religion

  • Screen Shot 2019-07-17 at 10.46.17 PM.pn

    Islamophobia: 21st- Century Hatred

  • wapo2_large_verge_medium_landscape.jpg

    For religious American Muslims, hostility from the right and disdain from the left

  • Screen Shot 2019-08-06 at 12.25.23 PM.pn

    For religious American Muslims, hostility from the right and disdain from the left

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    For some in America, religious freedom has limits

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    When Islam Is Not a Religion in America

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    4 Ways Muslims’ Religious Freedom Fight Now Sounds Familiar to Evangelicals

  • Teen Vogue

     

    An Excerpt From ‘When Islam is Not a Religion: Inside America’s Fight for Religious Freedom’

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    It's Not a Crime to Be Muslim

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    Trading Freedom for Fear

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    When Hijab is Politicized and Stripped of its Religious Meaning

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    Asma Uddin analyzes her casework before the Supreme Court and understanding Religious Freedom, and the secularization of faith in America.

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    Islam and religious freedom

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    Asma Uddin defends religious freedom for all

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    Why the de-faithing of Islam is a threat to all America’s religions

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    Protect the religious rights of Muslims. They are your rights, too.

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    Religious Illiteracy: The Consequences of Ignorance

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    Defending religious liberties:

    Asma T. Uddin

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    College 'hate speech' policies 'parallel' blasphemy laws in Pakistan, Muslim lawyer says

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    Asma Uddin on Tell Me Everything -- Sirius/XM

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    She Fights for Muslim’s First Amendments And She Would Fight For Yours Too

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Events

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Bookings

 

 

Photography by Fred Siegel

©2018 by Asma Uddin