Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America after 9/11

Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America after 9/11

by Geneive Abdo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195332377

ISBN-13: 9780195332377

Pub. Date: 08/10/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Islam is America's fastest growing religion, with more than six million Muslims in the United States, all living in the shadow of 9/11. Who are our Muslim neighbors? What are their beliefs and desires? How are they coping with life under the War on Terror? In Mecca and Main Street, noted author and journalist Geneive Abdo offers illuminating answers to these questions…  See more details below

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Islam is America's fastest growing religion, with more than six million Muslims in the United States, all living in the shadow of 9/11. Who are our Muslim neighbors? What are their beliefs and desires? How are they coping with life under the War on Terror? In Mecca and Main Street, noted author and journalist Geneive Abdo offers illuminating answers to these questions. Gaining unprecedented access to Muslim communities in America, she traveled across the country, visiting schools, mosques, Islamic centers, radio stations, and homes. She reveals a community tired of being judged by Americans' perceptions of Muslims overseas and eager to tell their own stories. Abdo brings these stories vividly to life, allowing us to hear their own voices and inviting us to understand their hopes and their fears. Inspiring, insightful, tough-minded, and even-handed, this book will appeal to those curious (or fearful) about the Muslim presence in America. It will also be warmly welcomed by the Muslim community.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195332377
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/10/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
695,930
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. History of Muslims in America
2. Muslim Life Today
3. The Traditionalists
4. Spreading the Faith
5. Women
6. The Converts
7. Muslim Voices
8. European Muslims
9. Conclusion

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