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Asra Nomani, 'Standing Alone' with Muslim Women

Asra Nomani covered the war in Afghanistan for <em>Salon</em>.
Asra Nomani covered the war in Afghanistan for Salon.

Muslim feminist Asra Nomani, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and co-founder of Muslims for Peace, recently spent a reporting fellowship covering a Muslim woman who was building a women's mosque in India.

Nomani was born in Mumbai, India's largest city, moved to the U.S. as a child, and grew up in Morgantown, W. Va.

Her new book is called Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam.

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