Wajahat Ali is the author of the forthcoming book Go Back To Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American (January 25, Norton). He is a columnist for The Daily Beast and a former New York Times contributing op-ed writer. His play, The Domestic Crusaders, one of the first major plays about the post 9-11 Muslim American experience, was re-released by McSweeney’s in the Fall of 2021. He is the lead researcher and author of the report Fear Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America published by the Center for American Progress. He is currently a Senior Fellow at Western States Center and Auburn Seminary.