By Steven Barboza
American Jihad is the one renowned book available concerning the spiritual adventure of Muslims, both black and white, in the US. With over one billion trustworthy world wide, and over six million in the usa on my own, Islam is the world's fastest-growing faith. actually, the inhabitants of American Muslims surpasses the club of many mainline Protestant denominations. although, the media's depiction of Muslims in the United States frequently stops short of any genuine exam and opts as a substitute to cover in basic terms the sensational, confusing air of mystery of Louis Farrakhan, who leads the kingdom of Islam, or the violence of a few of the extra extremist Muslims. American Jihad dispels these prominent yet dangerously misleading stereotypes and is the 1st ebook to take a major and inclusive method of exploring how the Muslim religion is embraced and practiced in the United States. Like many African-Americans of his iteration, writer Steven Barboza was once affected profoundly via Malcolm X and converted from Catholicism after analyzing the Autobiography. In American Jihad, he features a myriad of trustworthy Muslims who come from many diverse walks of lifestyles from a overseas policy advisor of Richard M. Nixon's, to a blond Sufi, to an AIDS activist, etc. In American Jihad, you'll pay attention from a few of the most recognized American Muslims after Malcolm X, including Louis Farrakhan, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Attallah Shabazz (Malcolm X's daughter), and the previous H. Rap Brown. Steven Barboza does for Islam what Studs Terkel has done for race relations.
"At a time whilst Muslims and plenty of non-Muslims look made up our minds to painting Islam because the world's biggest lunatic fringe, Barboza bargains a humane, a lot wanted alternative."
--The Village Voice.
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