Muslim Minorities in the West

Muslim Minorities in the West

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Although they are typically portrayed by the media as dangerous extremists in distant lands, Muslims in fact form a permanent, peaceful and growing population in nearly every Western country. While Westerners are now more commonly seeing mosques in their neighborhoods or scarved Muslim women in their streets, misperceptions and stereotypes remain. With expanding numbers and desires to protect their rights and identities, Muslims are coming into more and more into the public view. In Muslim Minorites in the West noted scholars Haddad and Smith bring together outstanding essays on the distinct experiences of minority Muslim communities from Detroit, Michigan to Perth, Australia and the wide range of issues facing them. Haddad and Smith in their introduction trace the broad contours of the Muslim experience in Europe, America and other areas of European settlement and shed light on the common questions minority Muslims face of assimilation, discrimination, evangelism, and politics. Muslim Minorities in the West provides a welcome introduction to these increasingly visible citizens of Western nations.New themes are now echoing in the media all over the United States, often in religion, community, culture, lifestyle, ... In 1992 Lewis wrote, aquot;We are facing a mood and a movement far transcending the level of issues and policies and the ... he notes the rising numbers of Muslims now living in Western Europe, which he refers to as aquot;the third Muslim invasion of Europe. ... that a successful mainstreaming of Muslim Americans will end Zionist monopoly over American Middle East policy.

Title:Muslim Minorities in the West
Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad, Jane I. Smith
Publisher:Rowman Altamira - 2002-01-01

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