Asma Afsaruddin is a professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington. She is the author and editor of seven books, including Contemporary Issues in Islam (2015) and the award-winning Striving in the Path of God: Jihad and Martyrdom in Islamic Thought (2013). She was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2005.
A Patient Observation of Human Beings
Fabien Truong’s book is a thoughtful, well-crafted ethnography that humanizes the faceless, amorphous “Muslim youth” of the French banlieues....