By Edward E. Curtis IV

Muslims have lengthy performed a significant function in American heritage. because the colonial interval while an anticipated 20,000 African Muslims have been transported to the USA as slaves, during the early twentieth century whilst Muslim immigrants entered the U.S. from the center East, Europe, and Asia, to the current day, Islam has been a vital part of the yankee adventure. The founding of the state of Islam within the Thirties augmented the Muslim-American inhabitants between African american citizens, and this workforce together with such in demand figures as Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, and Louis Farrakhan has had an incredible effect on American existence and politics because the Nineteen Sixties. considering passage of the Immigration Act of 1965, nearly 1 million Muslims have come to the United States, constructing new neighborhoods and groups in all 50 states. Few teams are as assorted as Muslim american citizens, and but no different workforce has been as stereotyped, maligned, or marginalized in American society. The terrorist assaults of September 11 produced a heavy backlash, remodeling the Muslim-American adventure within the usa. on the sunrise of the twenty first century, they can be misunderstood by way of mainstream society, portrayed as caricatures in the event that they are portrayed in any respect. the hot Encyclopedia of Muslim-American background goals to rectify this remedy and position Muslim american citizens squarely within the middle of yank background and tradition. Written in transparent and jargon-free prose, this authoritative reference presents a brand new and broader, extra inclusive method of American background. together with approximately three hundred articles, this two-volume reference booklet is the 1st to target this serious topic, protecting the entire ancient and modern concerns, occasions, humans, lawsuits, issues, and activism on the subject of Muslim american citizens. greater than a hundred historians, students, and specialists contributed to this encyclopedia, tracing the studies and effect that Muslim american citizens have had on our nation's heritage for centuries. unique records, a grasp chronology, and an in depth bibliography entire this illustrated reference.

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Accessed January 10, 2008. Preston, Joseph. ,” New York Times, 17 October 2006. Available online. html. Accessed January 10, 2008. Weaver, Mary Anne. ” New Yorker, 12 April 1993, pp. 71–89. A Portrait of Egypt: A Journey through the World of Militant Islam. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999. Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (Lew Alcindor) (1947– ) professional basketball player A seven-foot-two-inch-tall center in the National Basketball Association who set the career record for points scored, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was one of several English-speaking celebrities who became Muslim in the 1960s and 1970s after growing up in Christian families and whose conversions drew national attention to Islam in the United States.

Malcolm X, the spokesman for NOI leader Elijah Muhammad, rises to national prominence. 1960 • The Muslim Star, the newsletter of the FIA, is begun. 1961 • The American Druze Society selects Julie Mullin Makarem as its national leader, the first time a woman has held the post. ” • C. Eric Lincoln publishes The Black Muslims in America, arguing that the Nation of Islam is a dysfunctional black nationalist group that is the product of poor race relations in the United States. He dubs the group “the Black Muslims,” a label that leads most non-Muslim Americans to believe that the Nation of Islam represents all AfricanAmerican Muslims.

Entries A–Z WE A League, in November 1990. S. immigration officers arrested him on charges of falsifying information on his visa. S. government, which had repeatedly allowed him to leave and reenter the country despite his presence on the State Department’s official terrorist list—an oversight that agents attributed first to a computing error and later to deception. Abdel-Rahman’s case took on far greater significance when federal prosecutors introduced evidence suggesting he had been involved in a plot to attack five New York City landmarks.

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