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Islam and America: Building a Future without Prejudice

Islam and America: Building a Future without Prejudice

by Anouar Majid
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ISBN-13: 9781442214132
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/24/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 196
Sales rank: 1,216,474
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Anouar Majid is the author of several critically acclaimed books on Islam and the West, including A Call for Heresy and We Are All Moors. His work has been featured in the Bill Moyers Journal and on Al Jazeera television. Majid is founding director of the Center for Global Humanities and vice president for Global Affairs at the University of New England.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition
Introduction: Why America Matters
Chapter 1: America’s View of Islam
Chapter 2: Holy Land for a Chosen People
Chapter 3: How Islam Shaped America
Chapter 4: America’s Gifts to Muslims and Arabs
Chapter 5: Failing Civilizations
Chapter 6: Future without Prejudice

What People are Saying About This

Pankaj Mishra

Possessed of a profound knowledge of several societies, Anouar Majid is that very rare writer in our noisily polemical culture—someone who offers true wisdom and understanding.

Robert J. Allison

Anouar Majid's Islam and America is a bold and courageous book, putting a millennium of history, theology, and culture into context and challenging assumptions on all sides. Islam and America should be read by all who are perplexed at the catastrophic relations between the United States and the Muslim world, between Israel and her neighbors—who might come away with renewed faith that we still have it in our power to begin the world anew.

Daniel Martin Varisco

Most books on Islam these days stress the negative, but Majid builds a highly personal and well documented blueprint for proudly being American and Muslim at the same time. Beneath the media-hyped 'clash of civilizations' there is far too much 'trash talking' and not near enough reasoned exploration of the principles that should unite the best values of both the United States and the Islamic World. As the current 'Arab Spring' demonstrates, the future belongs to those who challenge the status quo rather than pandering to past prejudice and perpetuating the injustice that tarnishes all sides. What make this book stand out from the rest are both Majid's self reflection as a Muslim from Morocco and his passion for retelling the principles that at one time made the American experiment the envy of the world. As Majid persuasively argues, Americans and Muslims do not straddle a rigid cultural divide but can build on shared values if everyone recognizes that past prejudice is the enemy of future progress.

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