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

Mecca and Main Street

Mecca and Main Street examines in detail how the lives of over six million Muslims in America have changed since 9/11. They are now faced with prejudice and hostility, not only from their neighbors, but also from their own government. As a result, the new generation is choosing to withdraw from mainstream American life. Young Muslims are not as concerned with attaining the American Dream as were their immigrant parents. They desire to create a community apart from their surroundings where they will be able to practice their faith without being ridiculed and judged.

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Answering Only to God: Faith and Freedom in Twenty-First Century Iran

Answering Only to God: Faith and Freedom in Twenty-First Century IranAnswering Only to God challenges the prevailing Western belief that the Islamic world is an undifferentiated mass of disaffected and dangerous fanatics or that a Western-style democracy will soon transform this ancient land of Shi'te and Sufi tradition. Instead, the authors explore the controversial view that beyond the quarrel with the West, stemming from decades of exploitive foreign policies, the real struggle in Iran is between the reformists and conservative mullahs.

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No God but God: Egypt and the Triumph of Islam

No God but God: Egypt and the Triumph of IslamDrawing upon hundreds of interviews, No God But God opens up previously inaccessible segments of Egyptian society to illustrate the deep penetration of "Popular Islamic" influence. Geneive Abdo provides a firsthand account of this movement, even more relevant today than ever. Both fascinating and unsettling, Abdo's findings identify a grassroots model for transforming a secular nation-state to an Islamic social order that will likely inspire other Muslim nations.

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