Wajahat Ali

Op-Ed Contributor, New York Times; Writer

Wajahat Ali is a New York Times op-ed contributor, a lawyer, a playwright, and a former TV host. Recently, he was creative director of Affinis Labs, working with Facebook and Google on social entrepreneurship initiatives that have a positive impact for marginalized communities. He co-hosted Al Jazeera America’s daily news show “The Stream” and is the author of the award-winning play The Domestic Crusaders published by McSweeney’s. He is the lead author and researcher of the investigative report Fear Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America published by Center for American Progress.He is also a Peabody-nominated producer for the series “The Secret Life of Muslims.” He is currently co-writing a television show with Dave Eggers about a Muslim American cop in the Bay Area.

Videos/Audio of Wajahat Ali

Colin Kaepernick. Charlottesville. Identity politics. Travel ban. Black Lives Matter. Build That Wall. Trump. A decade... See more
Words hurt, words heal — or do they? As we’re exposed to the broad range of messages through media and social networks... See more
Writer Wajahat Ali talks to The Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg about his trip — and subsequent feature story and... See more
An interactive evening of presentations, small group discussions, performances, and opportunities to engage with other... See more
Fake news. Extremist propaganda. Religious intolerance. Trolling. Sexual harassment. Bullying. And we haven’t even... See more
Hate groups and hate-fueled incidents are spiking in America. The Southern Poverty Law Center, through aggregating... See more