We're lucky this guy wants to be part of our ongoing struggle to preserve and extend our better aspirations!
I can heartily recommend Bayoumi's book of essays. It touches on many aspects of how the 9/11 attacks brought all Muslims in this country under suspicion at best and endangered them at worst. His perspectives have a broad range. He delves into how Muslims have become a "race" in US terms regardless of national origin or skin color; the "bloody stupid" War on Terror (and the war on people like him); and the cultural products of that war including Homeland and Zero Dark Thirty.
In this moment when Republican candidates are competing to propose the most vicious treatment of immigrants and all Muslims, I particularly appreciated the thoroughness with which Bayoumi exposes the so-called "special registration" program under the Bush administration. Too many of us have forgotten or never knew. This program required all non-immigrant males in the US from selected countries (all of which except North Korea had Muslim majorities) to be interviewed under oath, fingerprinted and photographed by the Department of Justice. An acquaintance -- who had very good reason to want to stay on the good side of US authorities because he was a legal student visitor from a country where his homosexuality could have gotten him killed -- told us of being pressured by his interviewer to spy for the Feds on other Muslims. The Obama administration didn't end the "bloody stupid war," but it did end this particular infringement on a selected segment of foreign visitors in 2011.