War on Error: Real Stories of American MuslimsMelody Moezzi
Melody Moezzi, herself an American Muslim of Iranian descent, tells the story of 12 young people with vastly different lives who have two things in common: all are American, and all are Muslim.
From a rapper of Korean and Egyptian descent to a bisexual Sudanese American to a converted white woman from Colorado living in Cairo and wearing the hijab, these individuals approach their religion in diverse ways. They have made their own decisions about how to observe their religion, how often to pray and what to wear.
Through Moezzi’s interviews, the 12 people express dismay that their religion has come to represent terrorism in the eyes of many Americans. They talk about what their faith represents to them and about the logic, compassion and tolerance that they see in Muslim teachings.
Moezzi is a likable narrator who faces her own biases and blind spots as she learns more about her own religion through talking with her fellow American Muslims.