Who is this secular Muslim? Here is her background, borrowed from Wikipedia.
Rula Jebreal is an Arab-Israeli journalist who was once a commentator for MSNBC.
Jebreal was born in Haifa, Israel, and grew up in East Jerusalem where her father was an imam and groundskeeper at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Her mother killed herself when she was 5. She and her sister Rania were put into the Dar El-Tifel orphanage by their father in 1978, until 1991.
She was educated in the orphanage, and then received a scholarship from the Italian government to study medicine at the University of Bologna, where she graduated with a degree in physiotherapy. She worked as a physiotherapist while she went back to the University of Bologna and earned her masters in Journalism and Political Science.