I think my students clearly understood that Islam is broad and covers far more than just the Middle East. Seeing [in Allah Made Me Funny,] an African- American who converted to Islam helped them understand that the religion is distinct from the cultural practices of, for example, Arab people.
Lisa S.North Anson, ME
Which is why Monem Salam had to do it.Well, proving a point wasn't the sole reason. Salam has dreamed of being a pilot since he was a boy in Pakistan. He was drawn to Bellingham Airport by the same force as everyone in his beginner's class. He wanted to touch the sky. [On a Wing and a Prayer: An American Muslim Learns to Fly]