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Alia Malek is Senior Staff Writer at Al Jazeera America. She is a civil rights lawyer and journalist who has lived and worked in the US, Lebanon, the West Bank, Syria, and Italy. The author of A Country Called Amreeka: US History Retold Through Arab American Lives and the editor of Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post 9/11 Injustice, her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Foreign Policy, Salon, The Christian Science Monitor, The Columbia Journalism Review, Granta, and McSweeney’s.