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The racial Muslim : when racism quashes religious freedom / Sahar Aziz.

Author/creator Aziz, Sahar F. author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2022]
Descriptionxvi, 337 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents Foreword / by John Esposito -- Introduction -- When American racism quashes religious freedom -- The color of religion -- Racialization of Jews, Catholics, and Mormons in the twentieth century -- From Protestant to Judeo-Christian : the expansion of American whiteness -- Social construction of the racial Muslim -- American orientalism and the Arab terrorist trope -- Fighting terrorism, not religion -- Officiating Islamophobia -- Criminalizing Muslim identity -- The future of the racial Muslim and religious freedom in America -- Conclusion.
Abstract "Why does a country with religious liberty enmeshed in its legal and social structures produce such overt prejudice and discrimination against Muslims? Sahar Aziz's groundbreaking book demonstrates how race and religion intersect to create what she calls The Racial Muslim. Comparing discrimination against immigrant Muslims with that of Jews, Catholics, Mormons, and African American Muslims during the twentieth century, Aziz explores the gap between America's aspiration for and fulfillment of religious freedom. With America's demographics rapidly changing from a majority white Protestant nation to a multi-racial, multi-religious society, this book is an essential read for understanding how our past continues to shape our present--to the detriment of our nation's future"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Aziz, Sahar F. Racial Muslim Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2021] 9780520382305
LCCN 2021008760
ISBN9780520382282 hardcover
ISBN0520382285 hardcover
ISBN9780520382299 paperback
ISBN0520382293 paperback
ISBNelectronic publication

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