Ms. Amal Alamuddin comes from a Druze background. The Druze started out as a medieval off-shoot of the Ismaili sect of Shi’ism.
About Omid Safi
Omid Safi is a Professor of Islamic Studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in contemporary Islamic thought and classical Islam. He leads educational tours to Turkey every summer, through Illuminated Tours: http://www.illuminatedtours.com