Defending religious liberties: Asma T. Uddin
Religious liberty lawyer Asma Uddin has long considered her work defending people of all faiths to be a calling more than a job. Yet even as she seeks equal protection for Evangelicals, Sikhs, Muslims, Native Americans, Jews, and Catholics alike, she has seen an ominous increase in attempts to criminalize Islam and exclude American Muslims from their inalienable rights.
Uddin’s recent book, When Islam Is Not a Religion, looks at how faith in America is being secularized and politicized, and the repercussions this has on debates about religious freedom and diversity.
Asma T. Uddin is a lawyer and scholar specializing in U.S. and international religious freedom. She also writes and speaks on American Muslims and gender.