Tuesday, May 11, 2021

From the Bookshelves: The Racial Muslim:  When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom by Sahar F. Aziz

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The Racial Muslim:  When Racism Quashes Religious Freedom by Sahar F. Aziz (Author) (forthcoming  August 2021)

Here is the University of California Press description of the book:

"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 multiracial, 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."

KJ

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