Through my own readings and research into the history of the Middle East, I learned a simple fact—the region wasn’t always this retarded. It seems that the region regressed throughout history whenever there was external influence or pressure. The position of women in Middle Eastern societies was far better than that of their counterparts [...]
During the course of writing the novel, I met, talked, and interviewed a good number of Muslim-Americans who are gay. I met those who were open about their identity and comfortable in their own skin; I met those who were still hiding their sexual orientation from those closest to them due to fear and their [...]
Thankfully, there are a few out there who are able to look beyond themselves and their own kind. Thankfully, there are a few out there who dare to be different and stand for the rights of others. Thankfully, there are a few who care to be humans and nothing else. If you are reading this and you are one of the few, Thank you!!