My review of Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi was in today's Indianapolis Star. As usual the title I suggested was rejected in favor of a much better title (titles seem to be my buggaboo). Anyway, you can read Nobel Laureate's Tale will Chill and Inspire here
I highly recommend the book. It is indeed both chilling and inspiring. Perhaps most interesting of all Ebadi makes it very clear that she is a devout woman, deeply spiritual, and sincerely praticing Islam... and wholly opposed to theocracy in general and the policies of her government in particular. Despite her clear-eyed criticism of the ayatollahs, she is also feverently dedicated to Iran, refusing as to flee to safer, freer pastures as so many of her friends and family did. All in all, it is a fascinating story about a remarkable woman living through truly incredible events.
Her integrity, her courage in the face of terrible dangers, her commitment to justice, and her pro bono championing of the downtrodden -- this is what I think of when I think the character a Muslim is supposed to have.