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By Steven Barboza

American Jihad is the single renowned book  available in regards to the spiritual adventure of Muslims,  both black and white, in the USA. With over one  billion devoted around the world, and over six million in  the usa by myself, Islam is the world's  fastest-growing faith. in truth, the inhabitants of  American Muslims surpasses the club of many  mainline Protestant denominations. despite the fact that, the  media's depiction of Muslims in the US frequently stops  short of any genuine exam and opts as an alternative to  cover in simple terms the sensational, difficult air of mystery of  Louis Farrakhan, who leads the country 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 significant and  inclusive method of exploring how the Muslim religion is  embraced and practiced in the US. Like many  African-Americans of his iteration, writer Steven  Barboza used to be affected profoundly via Malcolm X and  converted from Catholicism after examining the  Autobiography. In American Jihad, he  features a myriad of devoted Muslims who come from  many diverse walks of existence from a overseas policy  advisor of Richard M. Nixon's, to a blond Sufi, to  an AIDS activist, etc. In  American Jihad, you'll listen 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 while Muslims and lots of non-Muslims look decided 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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