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Convert Plays Leadership Role in Muslim Community

Sheikh Hamza Yusuf is one of the most prominent American Muslim leaders today, but he's not well-known outside the Muslim community. He's an American convert to Islam who has very publicly attacked American foreign policy. He has also denounced Islamic extremism, while defending Muslims against what he sees as prejudice.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.