Playwright Wajahat Ali gives voice to American Muslims in The Domestic Crusaders

2nd October 2013



The writer, attorney, commentator and co-host of Al Jazeera America’s The Stream — a daily social media news show — talks to Suman Bhuchar about his play, The Domestic Crusaders, which is currently being staged by Tara Arts, directed by artistic director Jatinder Verma. Recording quality: uneven. Recorded at Tara Arts, 28 September 2013.

There is no such thing as the American Muslim experience; there are American Muslim experiences, there’s American Muslim communities, there’s American Muslim narratives — and I am not saying that to be pretentious. This is one family that happens to be American and Muslim and Pakistani.