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"American Jihad" is the only popular book available about the religious experience of Muslims, both black and white, in America. With over one billion faithful worldwide, and over six rnillion in the United States alone, Islam is the world's fastest-growing religion. In fact, the population of American Muslims surpasses the membership of many mainline Protestant denominations. However, the media's depiction of Muslims in America often stops short of any real examination and opts instead to cover only the sensational, puzzling charisma of Louis Farrakhan, who leads the Nation of Islam, or the violence of some of the more extremist Muslims. "American Jihad" dispels these prominent but dangerously deceptive stereotypes and is the first book to take a serious and inclusive approach to exploring how the Muslim faith is embraced and practiced in America. Like many African-Americans of his generation, author Steven Barboza was affected profoundly by Malcolm X and converted from Catholicism after reading the Autobiography. In "American Jihad," he features a myriad of faithful Muslims who come from many different walks of life from a foreign policy advisor of Richard M. Nixon's, to a blond Sufi, to an AIDS activist, and so on. In "American Jihad," you'll hear from some of the most famous American Muslims after Malcolm X, including Louis Farrakhan, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Attallah Shabazz (Malcolm X's daughter), and the former H. Rap Brown. In "American Jihad," Steven Barboza does for Islam what Studs Terkel has recently done for race relations.
Title: American Jihad: Islam After Malcolm X
Categories: Black History Soft Cover,
Publisher: Image: 1995/03/01 00:00:00.000
ISBN Number: 0385476949
ISBN Number 13: 9780385476942
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Used - Good
Item: 0.94 Item
Seller ID: 243603
Description: Barboza,Steveeven/Barboza,Steven American Jihad: Islam After Malcolm X Has minor edge and cover wear from the shelf. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers.