Asma Gull Hasan, 29, is the author of “Why I Am a Muslim” (HarperCollins Thorsons/Element 2004) and “American Muslims: The New Generation” (Continuum 2000). She calls herself a “Muslim Feminist Cowgirl,” reflecting her upbringing in Colorado. She has been a columnist for The Denver Post and The Pakistan Link newspapers, and her op-eds have been published in The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle,, and The Dallas Morning News among others. She is a frequent guest on the Fox News Channel, particularly “Hannity & Colmes,” “From the Heartland” with John Kasich, and “The O’Reilly Factor.” Hasan has also been featured on: Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition on National Public Radio, CNN, CNN International, C-SPAN, and Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher on ABC. She has been profiled in USA Today and interviewed in The New York Times. In September 2002, Hasan appeared in the History Channel documentary Inside Islam. Asma also contributes essays to collections including “Taking Back Islam,” “I Like Being an American,” and “It’s a Free Country,” and is an editor of the monthly online publication “The American Muslim” and a regular contributor to alt.muslim. Visit her website at

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