Could anything be crazier than a Muslim-American learning to fly a plane in post 9/11 USA? I met Monem Salam a few months ago at a conference in Bloomington, Indiana, where he told his hilarious and touching story of how he fulfilled his lifelong dream to become a pilot in spite of his bad timing, and lived to make a PBS award-winning documentary film about it.
Monem Salam, Besides being a pilot, Salam is an Islamic finance expert. Born in Pakistan, raised in Texas, he is Director and Vice President of Islamic Investing and Amana's deputy portfolio manager.
Iman Salam, Moneam Salam's wife and co-star of the documentary, On A Wing And A Prayer