Yeah I’m Arab, yeah I’m very American, and yeah I’m very Islamic, but you put those things in the blender and I’m no longer just a thing. I’m a new thing.
— Najah Bazzy, an American-born nurse and founder/president of Zaman International, as quoted in “Muslim Women Gain Higher Profile in U.S.” for the International Herald Tribune’s series, “The Female Factor.”
Photo by Edward Marritz.
by Nancy Rosenbaum, producer