“The pace of law enforcement is always going to match the pace of the threat”, says Zainab Ahmad, who is a prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice. “I’m not unique,” she says. “It’s in keeping with broader values and patriotism of the American-Muslim community.” Zainab was born in New York City but her family migrated from Pakistan. She specializes in investigating and prosecuting terrorism and has served as an Assistant United States Attorney of the Eastern District of New York where she has prosecuted several high-profile cases. She grew up in Nassau County, Long Island, with her father and stepmother but also spends time living with her mother in Manhattan and often travels to Pakistan and England.