OCCUPATION: President of the Islamic Society of North America, professor of Islamic studies
NUMBER OF TIME COVERS: 0
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: The first woman and the only convert ever to have been elected to the largest Islamic social outreach organization in North America. She has also founded the only Islamic chaplaincy on the continent, and is promoting the acceptance of female imams.
CON: A Roman Catholic and atheist before turning to Islam, she has warned American Jews not to ally themselves with right-wing Christians, who, she says, "are really anti-Semitic."
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