Actor/Comedian Aasif Mandvi: “This is you, America. Are you ok with it?”

Comedian and actor Aasif Mandvi speaks to us about life at The Daily Show, life after Sakina’s Restaurant, and why Muslims shouldn’t complain about negative portrayals in Hollywood if they don’t get involved. [Read more…]

Comedian Azhar Usman: Allah made him funny

We speak to Muslim comedian Azhar Usman, whose concert film with fellow comedians Preacher Moss and Mohammed Amar, Allah Made Me Funny opens in select theatres today. [Read more…]

Author Tariq Ali: Dueling partners: Pakistan and America

Journalist and author Tariq Ali speaks to Associate Editor Wajahat Ali about the state of Pakistani society and its complicated, ongoing relationship with the United States. [Read more…]

Author Naomi Klein: “The tyranny of complexity is at the heart of this crisis”

No Logo and The Shock Doctrine author and journalist Naomi Klein speaks to us about the “disaster capitalism” underway with the proposed multi-billion dollar Wall Street bailouts. [Read more…]

DNC Chairman Howard Dean: “It’s not true that [we don’t] want to be associated with Muslims”

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean speaks to us about the rise of Barack Obama, the Bush-McCain legacy, and why Muslims are welcome in the Democratic Party. [Read more…]

Imam Warith Deen Mohammed: “If we become independent thinkers, we can make a contribution”

In his last known interview, Imam Warith Deen Mohammed speaks about American madhabs, Black American culture, and why Barack Obama should be the next US President. [Read more…]

Author Sherry Jones: “I did all this in the service of a truth”

Jewel of Medina author Sherry Jones speaks to us about her book, a semi-fictional novel based on the life of Prophet Muhammad’s wife Aisha pulled by her publisher Random House, and what led to a firestorm of controversy described by many as the next Satanic Verses. [Read more…]

Activist Shirin Ebadi: “The people of Iran have chosen the path of reform”

Human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi speaks to Wajahat Ali and Omid Safi about her native Iran, the looming threat of war, and the aspirations of the Iranian people. [Read more…]

Author Chris Hedges: “The new atheists are secular fundamentalists”

Author Chris Hedges has an issue with the “new athiests,” namely that they’re no better than those they profess to oppose, the Christian fundamentalists. Muslims and other religious minorities are often stuck in the middle. [Read more…]

Professor Noam Chomsky: “(Our) international affairs are like the Mafia”

Wajahat Ali interviews influential intellectual Noam Chomsky about how Iraq is different from Vietnam, America as an “outlaw state,” and the consent that is still being manufactured in today’s media. [Read more…]