When I was growing up in
I still admire
As a trained anthropologist, I had always been fascinated with American culture.
In 2006, I led a research team through the Muslim world, visiting 9 countries from the Middle East to
With my sabbatical leave from
On September 1st, 2008 my team of young American scholars and I will embark upon a ‘first of its kind’ anthropological journey throughout the
Upon exploring the cultural, social, and political fabric of the Muslim community, this project will also actively engage in rediscovering American identity. As a Muslim who believes in the vision of the founding fathers as seen in the The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, I am hopeful that we will be able to rediscover this unique vision.
For those who remain skeptical about a Muslim touring and commenting on
Ambassador Akbar Ahmed
September 28, 2008