By Anouar Majid

Islam and America argues that the present animosity among the U.S. and Muslim global will be understood in the course of the often-overlooked heritage among the 2. Tracing the family tree of this conflicted dating from the Pilgrims to the current, writer Anouar Majid weaves own tales with old narratives to provide a serious view of either cultures and to indicate a course in the direction of destiny peace.

The e-book indicates how America’s present clash with Islam is rooted in an extended and complex background of prejudice and overlooked possibilities, in addition to a heritage of benevolence and fruitful trade on each side. whereas traditionally american citizens have as a rule appeared Islam as a despotic faith that had to be conquer, the army and academic institutions that american citizens equipped via their makes an attempt at changing Muslims grew to become resources of nationwide delight within the heart East. And whereas Muslims have frequently distrusted american citizens, they, too, have made major contributions to American culture.

Majid contends that realizing this background of either clash and collaboration may also help advertise the mutual goodwill and appreciation that would be essential to take on the demanding situations dealing with Islam and the US. Majid makes a provocative argument opposed to faith-inspired prejudices and provides feedback for the future.

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Obama would have never been elected in Kenya, the land of his father, or any African nation, for that matter. People from an immigrant background in rich Arab or Muslim nations are tremendously lucky if they are given citizenships, but they simply have no chance of ever assuming high political positions. The African and Muslimmajority countries that complain loudly about European xenophobia are far more xenophobic in their treatment of foreigners, even those who have spent a lifetime, or even two generations or more, in their midst.

24 Kerik eventually withdrew his nomination after it turned out that he had hired an illegal immigrant nanny and engaged in other illegal activities. 25 Still, the fact that he had been chosen for this powerful post attests to the opportunities available to average Americans. My own state of Maine never ceases to amaze me with its can-do spirit, faith in hard work and opportunity, and an inborn resistance to national trends manufactured by the media. During the time I have lived in that state, an independent man was elected governor, two women have served as Republican senators, and some of the most progressive men and women in the country were elected to Congress and other local offices.

Decades before Thomas built his hospital, Dr. Michael Shadid, an Arab immigrant who worked hard peddling jewelry before obtaining a medical degree, grew so dismayed by the plight of poor farmers in Oklahoma and the way they were fleeced by greedy and criminally incompetent physicians that he fought hard to establish the first cooperative hospital in the country at Elk City. For only twenty-five dollars, a family of four could get basic medical care, not including hospitalization and medicine, for a whole year.

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