Michael Cromartie talks with Asma Gull Hasan, 29, the author of Why I Am a Muslim (HarperCollins Thorsons/Element 2004) and American Muslims: The New Generation (Continuum 2000). She calls herself a “Muslim Feminist Cowgirl,” reflecting her upbringing in Colorado. The daughter of Pakistani immigrants and born in Chicago, she considers herself an all-American girl.
Hasan has been a columnist for The Denver Post and The Pakistan Link newspapers. Her op-eds have been published in The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Beliefnet.com, and The Dallas Morning News among many others. She is a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel, particularly Hannity & Colmes, From the Heartland with John Kasich, and The O’Reilly Factor. Hasan has also been featured on: Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition on National Public Radio, CNN, CNN International, C-SPAN, and Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher on ABC. She has been profiled in USA Today and interviewed in The New York Times. In September 2002, Hasan appeared in the History Channel documentary Inside Islam.