By Nadia Marzouki,Olivier Roy,C. Jon Delogu

The perform of Islam within the usa, spanning greater than a century, has a contentious background that has escalated over the last decade. Debates have raged over Islam’s articles of religion, in particular inside an American context, and its practitioners’ motive. a few represent those arguments as a conflict among a white, evangelical majority and a Muslim minority, or they see it as proof of the divide among tolerant liberals and close-minded conservatives. Casting this clash as a primary fight among us and them, Nadia Marzouki argues, is a gross oversimplification of Islam’s improvement in the US.

In Islam: An American Religion, Marzouki investigates how Islam is lived, the way it has replaced, and the way its id has overlapped with American overseas coverage towards the Muslim global. Revisiting the uproar over the development of mosques, the perceived probability of encroaching Shar’ia legislations, and the in another country promoting of America’s secular democratic traditions, Marzouki unearths that public tensions over Islam within the usa replicate extra of the West’s ambivalence towards freedom of speech and political tradition than the religion’s purported time table. Her impartial portrait highlights American Islam’s open outlook, which embodies and advances the middle ideas of the yank political project.

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