The Muslims of America

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Yvonne Haddad, A Century of Islam in America [Occasional Paper No. 4, Islamic Affairs Program] ( Washington, D.C.: The Middle East Institute, 1986).
Salim Khan, "A Brief History of Pakistanis in the Western United States," Master's thesis, California State University, Sacramento, 1981.
Ayad al-Qazzaz, "Images of the Arab in American Social Science Textbooks," and Sharon McIrvin Abu-Laban, "Stereotypes of Middle East Peoples: An Analysis of Church School Curricula," both in Arabs in America: Myths and Realities, ed. Baha Abu Laban and Faith Zeadey, ( Wilmette, Il: Medina University Press International, 1975); Samir Ahmad Jarrar, "Images of the Arabs in the United States Secondary Schools Social Studies Textbooks: A Content Analysis and Unit Development," Ph.D. Dissertation, Florida State University, 1976; W. Griswold et al., The Image of Middle East in Secondary School Textbooks ( New York: Middle East Studies Association of North America, 1975); G. Perry, "Treatment of the Middle East in American High School Textbooks," Journal of Palestine Studies4:3 ( 1975), 46-58; National Association of Arab-Americans, Treatment of the Arab World and Islam in Washington Metropolitan Area Junior and Senior Textbooks ( Washington, D.C.: NAAA, 1980); Barbara Aswad, "Biases and Inaccuracies in Textbooks: Depictions of the Arab World," in The Arab World and Arab‐ Americans: Understanding a Neglected Minority, ed. Sameer Y. Abraham and Nabeel Abraham ( Detroit: Wayne State University Center for Urban Studies, 1981).
Phillip K. Hitti, The Syrians in America ( New York: Doran Press, 1924), p. 88.
Edward Said, Orientalism ( New York: Pantheon, 1978); Janice Terry, "Arab Stereotypes in Popular Fiction," Arab Perspectives, April 1982; Janice Terry, "The Arab Israeli Conflict in Popular Literature," American-Arab Affairs, fall 1982; Janice Terry , "Images of the Middle East in Contemporary Fiction," in Edmund Ghareeb, ed., Split Vision: Portrayal of Arabs in the American Media ( Washington, D.C.: American‐ Arab Affairs Council, 1983), pp. 315-26.
"From 1984 to the present, a period of nearly two and one-half years, this writer has documented nineteen films that focus on Arab portrayals. The image of the Arab in most films parallels the image of the Jew in pre-Nazi Germany. The cinema of Nazi Germany offered viewers the Jews, as scapegoat." Jack J. Shaheen, "The Hollywood Arab: 1984-86," Mideast Monitor, reprinted and distributed by the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee.
Mary C. McDavid, "Media Myths of the Middle East: The U.S. Press on the War in Lebanon," G. Neal Lendenmann, "Arab Stereotyping in Contemporary American Political Cartoons," Patricia A. Karl, "In the Middle of the Middle East: The Media and the U.S. Foreign Policy," and Jack G. Shaheen, "The Image of the Arab on American Television," all in Ghareeb, Split Vision.
Hatem I. Hussaini, "The Impact of the Arab-Israeli Conflict on Arab Communities in the United States," in Settler Regimes in Africa and the Arab World, ed. Ibrahim Abu-Lughod and Baha Abu Laban ( Wilmette, Ill.: The Medina University Press International, 1974), pp. 201-22; Michael W. Suleiman, "The Effect of American Perceptions of Arabs on Middle East Issues," in Ghareeb, Split Vision.
Yvonne Haddad, The Muslim Experience in the United States, ( New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
Yvonne Haddad, "Nationalist and Islamist Tendencies in Contemporary Arab‐ American Communities," in Hani Faris, ed., Arab Nationalism and the Future of the Arab World ( Belmont Mass.: Association of Arab-American University Graduates,Inc., 1986), pp. 141-59


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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Religion in America Series *
  • The Muslims of America *
  • Acknowledgments *
  • Contents *
  • Contributors *
  • Introduction- the Muslims of America 3
  • Notes 8
  • I- The Muslims of the United States *
  • 1- Muslim Organizations in the United States 11
  • Notes 24
  • 2- Estimate of Muslims Living in America 25
  • Notes 35
  • References 36
  • II- Perceptions of Muslims in the United States *
  • 3- Perspectives of American Churches on Islam and the Muslim Community in North America 39
  • Notes 49
  • 4- The Muslim as the "Other" 53
  • Notes 61
  • III- Islamic Thought in the United States *
  • 5- Ismail R. Al-Faruqi 65
  • Notes 78
  • 6- Seyyed Hossein Nasr 80
  • Notes 92
  • 7- The Legacy of Fazlur Rahman 96
  • Notes 105
  • IV- Islamic Activity in the United States *
  • 8- Political Activity of Muslims in America 111
  • Notes 123
  • 9- Da''Wa in the West 125
  • Notes 134
  • 10- Muslims in Prison 136
  • Notes 151
  • 11- Islamic Education in the United States and Canada 157
  • Notes 173
  • V- Muslim Women in Intercultural Perspective *
  • 12- African-American Muslim Women 177
  • Notes 186
  • 13- Two-Way Acculturation 188
  • Notes 200
  • VI- American Muslims and the Question of Identity *
  • 14- Islamic Issues for Muslims in the United States 205
  • Notes 215
  • 15- American Foreign Policy in the Middle East and Its Impact on the Identity of Arab Muslims in the United States 217
  • Notes 231
  • 16- Convergence and Divergence in an Emergent Community 236
  • Notes 248


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