Mecca and Main Street Muslim Life in America After 9/11

ISBN-10: 0195332377
ISBN-13: 9780195332377
Edition: 2007
Authors: Geneive Abdo
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Islam is Americas 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.

Acknowledgments
Prologue: Beginnings
Imams for a New Generation
The Child-Bride of the Dix Mosque
The Roots of Islam in America
Taking It to the Streets
Muslim Voices
Women in the Changing Mosque
Heeding the Call
The Future of the Faith
Bibliography
Index

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