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]
I was surprised that so many Westerners admitted to not respecting the Muslim world. I was also surprised that even after 9/11, the majority of Americans admitted to knowing virtually nothing about Islam. Inside Islam was very interesting, well-made, and thought–provoking. I enjoyed it immensely.