Asra Nomani, 'Standing Alone' with Muslim Women

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hide captionAsra Nomani covered the war in Afghanistan for Salon.

Asra Nomani

Asra Nomani grew up in West Virginia, covered the war in Afghanistan for Salon, and was part of the group striving to locate and rescue her former Wall Street Journal colleague Daniel Pearl.

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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