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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