Kristin Szremski is an award-winning investigative editor and reporter. She accepted Islam in a critical time. She is currently the assistant editor in charge of documentary materials at the Journal for Palestine Studies, part of the Institute for Palestine Studies (IPS) in Washington, D.C. She also was the National Director of Media and Communications for the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) organization until August 2017.
Below she shares the story of how she came to Islam:
“I was a special assignment reporter for the Star Newspapers in suburban
Chicago in 2000. I was assigned to cover the Arab community. At that time, I
didn’t know anything about Islam — I was raised as a Missouri-Synod Lutheran
and we had been taught that all religions and prophets that came after Jesus
was that I realized how spoiled I am as a privileged American,
how ungrateful I’ve been for my conversion to Islam and for the life that I