Anisa Mehdi

Anisa Mehdi is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, a writer and a flutist. Her acclaimed National Geographic documentary "Inside Mecca" is available on Netflix. Anisa writes for Stratfor.com, and consults to the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. She is vice-chair of the Abraham Path Initiative.


Anisa Mehdi is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, a writer and a flutist. Her acclaimed National Geographic documentary "Inside Mecca" is available on Netflix. Anisa writes for Stratfor.com, and consults to the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. She is vice-chair of the Abraham Path Initiative.



ARTICLES BY Anisa Mehdi



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21st-Century Complexity and the American Complexion

“Tell me what democracy looks like!” came calls from enthusiastic marchers in New York on January 21. “This is wha


“Tell me what democracy looks like!” came calls from enthusiastic marchers in New York on January 21. “This is what democracy looks like!” came the response from friends and strangers lining Fifth Avenue. I joined 400,000 people peaceably assembled in the Big Apple the day after a new U.S. president was sworn into office. People […]

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Art Can Combat Islamophobia

“It’s important for mainstream Americans to hear Muslim voices,” says Omnia Hegazy, a singer-songwriter. Hegazy is


“It’s important for mainstream Americans to hear Muslim voices,” says Omnia Hegazy, a singer-songwriter. Hegazy is not talking about political commentary, debunking Donald Trump or how some Muslims try to explain away the horrors of Daesh; she is talking about artist voices. With her acoustic guitar and bluesy lyrics backed up by a rock and […]

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Five Americans in Mecca

Five Americans in Mecca:  How a spiritual journey made by American Muslims connects them to other religious pilgrimages


Five Americans in Mecca:  How a spiritual journey made by American Muslims connects them to other religious pilgrimages I’m no newcomer to covering the Hajj. In October 2013, I journeyed to the Arabian Peninsula to report on this 1,400-year-old pilgrimage story for the third time in America. This year, I filmed the Hajj as part […]