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…]

Professor Seyyed Hossain Nasr: Islam’s spiritual science

We speak with Professor Seyyed Hossain Nasr about Rumi’s spiritual influence on the modern world, the role of Sufism in Islamic history and tradition, and the critique of Sufism as an antiquated model of esotericism. [Read more…]

Author Imran Ahmed: An unimagined life

Associate editor Irfan Yusuf catches up with Unimagined author Imran Ahmad at the Sydney Writer’s Festival to discuss identity and the generation gap for a Muslim growing up in the West [Read more…]

Writer Fatima Bhutto: The new “daughter of destiny”

Writer and poet Fatima Bhutto, the niece of recently assassinated former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, speaks about her views of Pakistani politics – and why she’s not interested in becoming another politician. [Read more…]

Journalist Robert Fisk: “We should be partial on the side of justice”

Wajahat Ali interviews renowned journalist Robert Fisk on his 32 years of experience in Lebanon, along with his thoughts on Iran, Bin Laden, and the media’s influence on the drive to war in the Middle East [Read more…]

Director Morgan Spurlock: “There is a vast majority you don’t hear from”

“Super Size Me” director Morgan Spurlock sits down with altmuslim associate editor Wajahat Ali to discuss his experiences filming his latest movie, “Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?” [Read more…]

Journalist Steve Kinzer: The folly of attacking Iran

Associate Editor Wajahat Ali interviews journalist Steve Kinzer, author of the best-selling book All the Shah’s Men, on America’s creeping military response to Iran. [Read more…]

Congressman Keith Ellison: “Do good works, engage politically, and get involved”

Associate Editor Wajahat Ali sits down for a rare interview with US Congressman Keith Ellison, who speaks about the challenges and opportunities of being the first Muslim elected to Congress. [Read more…]