Muslims and US Politics Today: A Defining Moment

Title

Muslims and US Politics Today: A Defining Moment

Department

Comparative Religion

Document Type

Book

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Description

The twenty-first century has been a volatile period for American Muslims. Anti-Muslim hate crimes peaked after September 11, 2001, then increased again dramatically in parallel with the candidacy and presidency of Donald Trump. Yet American Muslims now have unprecedented avenues of influence in US politics. Muslims and US Politics Today explores the various representations of Muslims in American political and civic life, the myriad ways American Muslims are affected by politics, and how American Muslims are engaging political life as individuals and communities. This integrative volume reaches back to presidential elections after 9/11 (Edward E. Curtis IV), further back to Iranian immigrants after the Iranian Revolution (Mohsen Mostafavi Mobasher), and back even to fundamentals of religious freedom in the United States (Kambiz GhaneaBassiri; Mucahit Bilici). Aspects of anti-Muslim politics and marginalization, as well as mobilization and activism, are covered in essays by Salah D. Hassan, Evelyn Alsultany, Juliane Hammer, Alisa Perkins, and Sally Howell. In a final section on rethinking Muslim politics, Donna Auston and Sylvia Chan-Malik dialogue on Black American Islam and Junaid Rana looks broadly to a global Muslim left. In this critically-timed volume, editor Mohammad Hassan Khalil has drawn together leading scholars to provide a deep look at the rich political history and future of American Muslims.

ISBN

9780674241343

Publication Date

2019

Disciplines

Islamic Studies | Religion

Comments

Alisa Perkins is a contributing author.

Citation for published book

Khalil, Mohammad Hassan. Muslims and US Politics Today : A Defining Moment / Edited by Mohammad Hassan Khalil. Mizan Series ; 2. Ilex Foundation ; Center for Hellenic Studies, Trustees for Harvard University, 2019.

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