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Although they are typically portrayed by the media as dangerous extremists in distant lands, Muslims in fact form a permanent, peaceful and growing population in nearly every Western country. While Westerners are now more commonly seeing mosques in their neighborhoods or scarved Muslim women in their streets, misperceptions and stereotypes remain. With expanding numbers and desires to protect their rights and identities, Muslims are coming into more and more into the public view. In Muslim Minorites in the West noted scholars Haddad and Smith bring together outstanding essays on the distinct experiences of minority Muslim communities from Detroit, Michigan to Perth, Australia and the wide range of issues facing them. Haddad and Smith in their introduction trace the broad contours of the Muslim experience in Europe, America and other areas of European settlement and shed light on the common questions minority Muslims face of assimilation, discrimination, evangelism, and politics. Muslim Minorities in the West provides a welcome introduction to these increasingly visible citizens of Western nations.
Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 The American Experience Chapter 3 Spreading the Word: Communicating Islam in America Chapter 4 The Politics of Transfiguration: Constitutive Aspects of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 Chapter 5 American Muslim Paradox Chapter 6 The Greatest Migration? Chapter 7 Islamic Party in North America: A Quiet Storm of Political Activism Chapter 8 The Complexity of Belonging: Sunni Muslim Immigrants in Chicago Chapter 9 Being Arab and Becoming Americanized: Mediated Assimilation in Metropolitan Detroit Part 10 The European Experience Chapter 11 Invisible Muslims: The Sahelians in France Chapter 12 The Northern Way: Muslim Communities in Norway Chapter 13 Turks in Germany: Muslim Idenity "Between" States Part 14 The Experience in Areas of European Settlement Chapter 15 The Muslim Communities in Australia: The Building of a Community Chapter 16 Muslim Women as Citizens in Australia: Perth as a Case Study Chapter 17 Muslims in New Zealand Chapter 18 Muslims in South Africa 19 Muslims in the Caribbean: Ethnic Sojourners and Citizens