Abbas invites us, through 32 prints, to a journey among the believers. This journey starts on September 11, 2001 when Abbas watches live on Siberian television the tragedy taking place thirteen time zones away. A year later, confronted with a giant cross erected on the ruins of the World Trade Centre, he asks: "does one form of religious intolerance lead to another?", and embarks on a seven year project completed in the book "In Whose Name?"
Driven by a desire to understand how the umma, the polity of Muslims throughout the world, let violent jihadism develop in its midst, he travels through 16 countries. From New York to Jakarta, from Kabul to Zanzibar, through Baghdad, Teheran and Dubai the quest is the same:
“My relationship with God has always been of a professional nature, I have never been on first name terms with Him. It’s not so much God who engrosses me as other people’s perception of Him and the unacceptable things they do in His name. “