By Edward E. Curtis IV
Muslims have lengthy performed a crucial function in American heritage. because the colonial interval while an predicted 20,000 African Muslims have been transported to the US as slaves, during the early twentieth century while Muslim immigrants entered the us from the center East, Europe, and Asia, to the current day, Islam has been an essential component of the yankee event. The founding of the kingdom of Islam within the Thirties augmented the Muslim-American inhabitants between African americans, and this workforce together with such in demand figures as Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, and Louis Farrakhan has had a big impression on American lifestyles and politics because the Sixties. given that passage of the Immigration Act of 1965, nearly 1 million Muslims have come to the USA, developing new neighborhoods and groups in all 50 states. Few teams are as different as Muslim americans, and but no different crew has been as stereotyped, maligned, or marginalized in American society. The terrorist assaults of 9-11 produced a heavy backlash, reworking the Muslim-American event within the usa. on the sunrise of the twenty first century, they can be misunderstood through 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 therapy and position Muslim americans squarely within the middle of yankee historical past and tradition. Written in transparent and jargon-free prose, this authoritative reference presents a brand new and broader, extra inclusive method of American heritage. together with approximately three hundred articles, this two-volume reference publication is the 1st to target this serious topic, overlaying the entire ancient and modern concerns, occasions, humans, lawsuits, subject matters, and activism in terms of Muslim americans. greater than a hundred historians, students, and specialists contributed to this encyclopedia, tracing the reviews and effect that Muslim americans have had on our nation's historical past for centuries. unique records, a grasp chronology, and an intensive bibliography entire this illustrated reference.
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25 million for the study of “Muslims in the American Public Square” at Georgetown University. • M. S. ambassador to Fiji, Nauru, Tonga, and Tuvalu. • Photographer and video artist Shirin Neshat wins the International Award of the Venice Biennial for her works Turbulent and Rapture, multimedia artworks that explore gender relations in contemporary Iran. 2000 • Congress passes the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, which restores the religious freedom of prisoners scaled back in O’Lone v.
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.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar retires from the Los Angeles Lakers, having won the National Basketball Association’s Most Valuable Player award six times and after amassing 38,387 points, the most in league history. S. troops from the region; Muslim-American leader W. D. Mohammed supports the American-led coalition against Iraq. C. • Financier Mansoor Ijaz establishes Crescent Investment Management, a New York investment partnership between Chronology xxxiii himself; retired Lt. Gen. James Alan Abrahamson, former director of President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative; and Turkish investors.