American Muslim Catch-22

Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy writes in a recent piece of Catch-22 of Muslim Americans, caught in a damned-if-you-do, damned-if-you-don’t world when it comes to politics. Eltahawy describes what it’s like for a Muslim American supporter of Barack Obama, concerning the belief – and specifically negative belief by many that the Democratic nominee is Muslim. Faced with confrontation that the world isn’t ready for a Muslim president, and being unsure of how to even respond to such a statement, has left many Muslim Americans at a loss for words on how to both defend themselves, while correcting misinformation. Eltahawy includes responses and conversations with several Muslim Americans trying to deal with this dilemma in a truthful, honest, respectful, and fair manner.