A short piece I wrote at the prompting of The Velveteen Rabbi.

My name is islamoyankee | My Name Is Me.

Online I am islamoyankee. I didn’t name my blog, islamicate, after myself, but after an idea. The idea is that Muslims are not Islam, and that they are people who are engaged in creating culture. Some of that culture is religiously defined, and some of it not. It is culture that is constructed with non-Muslims as well. I don’t use my name real name in talking about these ideas, because I want a name that also engages with them. I built a virtual identity blogging, on YouTube, on Twitter, and on Flickr to engage with this basic principle.