If you see Craig Thompson's new book, Habibi, you will think it is a sacred book. It is bound is what looks like hardened brown leather and its spine and cover are gilded with ancient trims. But it's not a holy book -- it is, in fact, a graphic novel about Islam, Islamophobia, the environment and modern day slavery.
And it's all written by a young man whose own background as an evangelical Christian would seem to be the farthest thing from an artist who gracefully re-creates ancient Koranic verse. Thompson spoke with New America Now Host Shirin Sadeghi.
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