Burqas and Baseball: Being Muslim in America

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Ranya Tabari Idliby discusses her experience being Muslim in America and how her family faces challenges in schools, friendships, and with neighbors. They are challenged by both Muslims who speak for them and by Americans who reject them. In her memoir, Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie, Idliby explores life as a Muslim  in a world where hostility towards Muslims is common.


Ranya Tabari Idliby

Comments [7]

Progressive _____________ (insert any religion), is a CLEAR OXYMORON!!

Jan. 15 2014 01:36 PM
Amy from Manhattan

I know there's a Progressive Muslims group at, & I heard a few years ago about the 1st (known) time a woman led a Muslim service. So maybe Ms. Idliby *could* find a place to worship as a Muslim w/other progressive Muslims where she could feel comfortable.

Jan. 15 2014 01:27 PM
foodaggro from Brooklyn

What a sanctimonious twit. Let's get down to the real problem here: religion itself. Organized religion creates more bad than good; it divides people, encourages and enables misogyny, and creates fanatics and terrorists to name a few things. This woman wants to have her cake and eat said cake as well.

Jan. 15 2014 01:26 PM

Why force a round peg into square hole??? Why not toss out the round peg and forget about the square hole???


Jan. 15 2014 01:21 PM
foodaggro from Brooklyn

The image of baseball and apple pie has to be THE most tired, cloying symbols of being American. How about something more relevant, like a crossbones with rifles to symbolize guns and murder?

Jan. 15 2014 01:18 PM

RELIGION: Just say no!

Jan. 15 2014 01:15 PM

Only one thing worse than a religious nut; a conflicted religious nut.

Jan. 15 2014 01:14 PM

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