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📒Reflections In A Bloodshot Lens ✍ Larry Pintak
✏Reflections in a bloodshot lens Book Summary : There exists today a tragic rift between Americans and the world's Muslims. Each views the other with suspicion and anger. Yet in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, there was widespread sympathy for the U.S. in the great arc of Muslim nations from West Africa to Southeast Asia. This book explores what happened. It examines the disconnect that leads Americans and Muslims around the world to view the same words and images in fundamentally different ways. Partly a result of a centuries-old 'us' against 'them' dichotomy and an essential difference in worldview, the problem is exacerbated by an increasingly polarised media and by leaders on both sides who either don't understand or don't care what impact their words and policies have in the world at large. Journalist-scholar Lawrence Pintak, a former CBS News Middle East correspondent, argues that the Arab media revolution and the rise of "patriot-journalists" in the US marginalized voices of moderation, distorting perceptions on both sides of the divide with potentially disastrous results. Built on the author's extensive journalistic experience, the book is carefully grounded in contemporary academic scholarship -- including Orientalism, othering, worldview, media effects theory and framing theory, amongst others -- giving it broad appeal to policymakers, students of such fields as media studies, Middle East studies and Islamic studies, and general current affairs readers. Advance reviews: "Karen Hughes, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy, should be the first person to read this book, distributing copies to her staff so they can also grasp the powerful message of this compelling and long-needed work ... Had this book been available and studied before our invasion of Iraq, perhaps no one in or out of the Administration would have believed it would be a short exercise." ---Charles A. Krohn, Former Deputy Chief of Public Affairs, U.S. Army "... [A] provocative and sophisticated appraisal of the flawed lenses through which Americans view the Muslim world. Pintak cuts through the naiveté that infects the conventional wisdom about the relationship between the West and Islam. This fine book should stimulate some much-needed thinking about the dangers the U.S. public and policy makers face because of their simplistic worldview." ---Philip Seib, Lucius W. Nieman Professor of Journalism, Marquette University; author of Beyond the Front Lines: How the News Media Cover a World Shaped by War Lawrence Pintak is the director of the Adham Center for Electronic Journalism at the American University in Cairo and a veteran of 30 years in journalism. He has reported from four continents for many of the world's leading news organizations, served as a newspaper and Internet editor, and is a former visiting professor of journalism and public policy at the University of Michigan. Pintak covered the birth of modern Islamic terrorism as the CBS News Middle East correspondent in the 1980s, revisited in Seeds of Hate: How America's Middle East Policy Ignited the Jihad (Pluto Press, 2003). More recently, he has reported on Indonesia and the rise of political Islam for ABC News and The San Francisco Chronicle.
📒A History Of Islam In America ✍ Kambiz GhaneaBassiri
✏A History of Islam in America Book Summary : Muslims began arriving in the New World long before the rise of the Atlantic slave trade. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri's fascinating book traces the history of Muslims in the United States and their different waves of immigration and conversion across five centuries, through colonial and antebellum America, through world wars and civil rights struggles, to the contemporary era. The book tells the often deeply moving stories of individual Muslims and their lives as immigrants and citizens within the broad context of the American religious experience, showing how that experience has been integral to the evolution of American Muslim institutions and practices. This is a unique and intelligent portrayal of a diverse religious community and its relationship with America. It will serve as a strong antidote to the current politicized dichotomy between Islam and the West, which has come to dominate the study of Muslims in America and further afield.
📒Finding Mecca In America ✍ Mucahit Bilici
✏Finding Mecca in America Book Summary : Looks at the developing relationship between Islam and American culture, offering an account of how the religion and its adherents are exchanging their outsider status for a distinctively American one.
📒Islam In America ✍ Jane I. Smith
✏Islam in America Book Summary : A leading authority in the field introduces the basic tenets of the Muslim faith, surveys the history of Islam in the U.S., and profiles the lifestyles, religious practices, and worldviews of American Muslims. The book covers the role of women in American Islam, raising and educating children, appropriate dress and behavior, concerns about prejudice, and much more.
📒The Practice Of Islam In America ✍ Edward E. Curtis
✏The Practice of Islam in America Book Summary : An introduction to the ways in which ordinary Muslim Americans practice their faith. Muslims have always been part of the United States, but very little is known about how Muslim Americans practice their religion. How do they pray? What’s it like to go on pilgrimage to Mecca? What rituals accompany the birth of a child, a wedding, or the death of a loved one? What holidays do Muslims celebrate and what charities do they support? How do they learn about the Qur’an? The Practice of Islam in America introduces readers to the way Islam is lived in the United States, offering vivid portraits of Muslim American life passages, ethical actions, religious holidays, prayer, pilgrimage, and other religious activities. It takes readers into homes, religious congregations, schools, workplaces, cemeteries, restaurants—and all the way to Mecca—to understand the diverse religious practices of Muslim Americans. Going beyond a theoretical discussion of what Muslims are supposed to do, this volume focuses on what they actually do. As the volume reveals, their religious practices are shaped by their racial and ethnic identity, their gender and sexual orientation, and their sectarian identity, among other social factors. Readers gain practical information about Islamic religion while also coming to understand how the day-to-day realities of American life shape Muslim American practice.
📒America Islam ✍ Lawrence Pintak
✏America Islam Book Summary : Donald Trump's first term as the 45th President of the United States of America has shocked the world. His attitudes towards Islam became a key point of contention on the campaign trail, and in power Trump has continued his war of divisive words and deeds. Here, acclaimed journalist Lawrence Pintak scrutinizes America's relationship with Islam since its foundation. Casting Donald Trump as a symptom of decades of misunderstanding and demonization of the Islamic world, as well as a cause of future tensions, Pintak shows how and why America's relationship with the world's largest religion has been so fractious, damaging and self-defeating. Featuring unique interviews with victims and perpetrators of Trump's policies, as well as analysis of the media's role in inflaming debate, America & Islam seeks to provide a complete guide to the twin challenges of terrorism and the polarizing rhetoric that fuels it, and sketches out a future based on co-operation and the reassertion of democratic values.
📒Islam In America ✍ Jonathan Curiel
✏Islam in America Book Summary : Islam is a hidden ingredient in the melting pot of America. Though there are between 2 and 8 million Muslims in the USA, Islam has traditionally had little political clout compared to other minority faiths. Nonetheless it is believed to be the country’s fastest-growing religion, with a vibrant culture of theological debate, particularly regarding the role of women preachers. In Islam in America, Jonathan Curiel traces the story of America’s Muslims from the seventeenth-century slave trade to the eighteenth-century immigration wave to the Nation of Islam. Drawing on interviews in communities from industrial Michigan to rural California, Curiel portrays the diversity of practices, cultures and observances that make up Muslim America. He profiles the leading personalities and institutions representing the community, and explores their relationship to the wider politics of America, particularly after 9/11. Islam in America offers an indispensable guide to the social life of modern Islam and the diversity of contemporary America.
📒Resurgent Islam And America ✍ David Goldmann
✏Resurgent Islam and America Book Summary : Will America wake up to the threat of radical Islam in time? Join Goldmann in a thoughtful analysis of Resurgent Islam's continued war against America. He will explore issues such as: [We need to treat terrorists as soldiers in a war and not criminals. [The Quran says that Jews start wars and are the greatest enemies of Islam. [President Ahmadinejad of Iran, believes the destruction of Israel will trigger the appearance of the Mahdi and that he has a personal role in bringing this to pass. [Both Muslims and Christians teach that Jesus is coming again. They embrace varying views of his coming. His extensive experience in the Muslim world, his intensive study of their society and faith, and his compassion for the Muslim people qualify David Goldmann to write this valuable book. If you seek a better understanding of your new neighbors and of the latest news reports, reading this book is the place to start. WARREN W. WIERSBE, author and conference speaker David Goldmann is an authentic follower of Christ with a great love for the Muslim people and a profound knowledge of Islam. I have pastored for over forty years and this book has given me a better understanding than any other book on the various forms of Islam and its concept on Jihad. The way David relates the challenge of Militant Islam to the end times is Biblically sound. DARREL GABBARD, senior pastor of Dublin Baptist Church, Dublin, OH DAVID GOLDMANN spent 24 years ministering among Muslims in North Africa. He conducts seminars on the Challenge of Islam. He has authored Islam and The Bible: Why Two Faiths Collide.
📒Islam And America ✍ Anouar Majid
✏Islam and America Book Summary : Islam and America argues that the current animosity between the U.S. and Muslim world should be understood through the often-overlooked history between the two. Tracing the genealogy of this conflicted relationship from the Pilgrims to the present, author Anouar Majid weaves personal stories with historical narratives to offer a critical view of both cultures and to suggest a path towards future peace. The paperback edition features a new preface that connects Majid s argument with recent events, from the growth of ISIS to the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Islam and America makes a provocative argument against faith-based prejudices and offers inspiring suggestions for the future."
📒Islam In Black America ✍ Edward E. Curtis
✏Islam in Black America Book Summary : Explores modern African-American Islamic thought within the context of Islamic history, giving special attention to questions of universality versus particularity.