Omar Mouallem on the Unknown History of Islam Across the Americas
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now.
In this episode Andrew is joined by Omar Mouallem, the author of Praying to the West: How Muslims Shaped the Americas, to reveal a secret history of home and the struggle for belonging taking place in towns and cities across the Americas.
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Omar Mouallem is a writer, journalist, editor, filmmaker, commentator, educator, and small-business owner. He has worked for such outlets as The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, CBC TV, and The Guardian, and have appeared on Al Jazeera, WNYC, and other networks. In 2020, he created Pandemic University “Pop-up” School of Writing to support writers and journalists stiffed by the COVID-19 pandemic fallout.