About

Filmmaker Michael Moore may hate former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who may distrust Mohammed Fadlallah (the former spiritual head of Hezbollah) but all three can agree on one thing: They liked meeting journalist Jonathan Curiel. That’s me. I don’t fawn over people I interview, but I give them room to talk before formulating an opinion (or two). Beyond my journalism (a long reporting stint for the San Francisco Chronicle, plus freelancing for the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Columbia Journalism Review, and others), I’ve taught as a Fulbright Scholar at Punjab University in Lahore, Pakistan; and conducted research at England’s Oxford University, as a Reuters Foundation Fellow. I’m also the author of “Al’ America: Travels Through America’s Arab and Islamic Roots.” If journalists are what they cover, then I’m an omnivore – someone as interested in Picasso and Seinfeld as I am in Washington politics and foreign affairs.

3 Responses to About

  1. Shaikh Buksh says:

    Please send me your e-mail. I have something to send you. I met you at MCA, in Santa Clara when you autographed Al’ America for me.

  2. Your blog is a very interesting eclectic mix, and much needed in this day and time. I’m not a Muslim or Arab nor political, but interested in Western media representations and as well why John Coltrane would be singing “Allah Supreme” in his early recording as you say.

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