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My Isl@m: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind --- and Doubt Freed My Soul

Amir Ahmad Nasr is a young Muslim man with something explosive in his hands: a computer connected to the Internet. And it has the power to help ignite a revolution and blow apart the structures of ignorance and politicized indoctrination that too often still imprison the Muslim mind. 

Part memoir, part passionate call for liberty, reason and doing work that matters, MY ISL@M tells the tale of how the internet opened the eyes and heart of a once fearful young Muslim to a world beyond the dogmatism of his upbringing, and recounts his transformation into a defiant digital activist. 

In his honest, provocative, and courageous debut, Nasr --- a popular Afro-Arab Sudanese blogger --- steps out from behind the curtain of anonymity and emerges as a voice of a new generation of tech-savvy liberal Muslims. 

Set in war-ravaged Sudan, oil-rich Qatar, multi-cultural Malaysia, the United States, Turkey and the new frontiers of cyberspace, MY ISL@M is a fascinating prelude to the Arab Spring and a disarming and uplifting tale of doubt, soul-searching, and finding freedom.

My Isl@m: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind --- and Doubt Freed My Soul
by Amir Ahmad Nasr

  • Publication Date: June 11, 2013
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN-10: 1250016797
  • ISBN-13: 9781250016799