Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie

Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie

Being Muslim in America

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"For many Americans, the words 'American' and 'Muslim' simply do not marry well; for many the combination is an anathema, a contradiction in values, loyalties, and identities. This is the story of one American Muslim family--the story of how, through their lives, their schools, their friends, and their neighbors, they end up living the challenges, myths, fears, hopes, and dreams of all Americans. They are challenged both by Muslims who speak for them and by Americans who reject them. In this moving memoir, Idliby discusses not only coming to terms with what it means to be Muslim today, but how to raise and teach her children about their heritage and religious legacy. She explores life as a Muslim in a world where hostility towards Muslims runs rampant, where there is an entire industry financed and supported by think tanks, authors, film makers, and individual vigilantes whose sole purpose is to vilify and spread fear about all things Muslim. Her story is quintessentially American, a story of the struggles of assimilation and acceptance in a climate of confusion and prejudice--a story for anyone who has experienced being an "outsider" inside your own home country"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
ISBN: 9781137279941
Branch Call Number: B IDLIBY
Characteristics: viii, 239 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Jan 03, 2018

The author's notes says:
// She was interviewed by Diane Sawyer for a special program on moderate Muslim voice . . . Diane Rehm Show . . .\\ The very last time I watched Sawyer on 60 Minutes, she was gushing over the Taliban jet pilot, who lived in the USA, then would fly back to Afghanistan frequently to bomb the non-extremist Northern Alliance! There's a special place in Hell reserved for Sawyer! Diane Rehm? The uber rightwing, Lebanese-American, who doesn't allow anyone on her show to EVER be accused of lying, even though they obviously are - - but will allow ad hominem attacks on various categories of concerned American citizens?
If sane and moral Americans are disgusted with the head-choppers of Saudi Arabia, whose Wahabist and Salafist agendas (Sunni extremism and necrophiles) supported by every swinish president from Jimmy Carter, Reagan, the Bushes, the Clintons and now Obama, then thank goodness there's still some sanity left in Amerika! [They love your burka in S.A., feel free to return there at anytime.] Anyone, or any crooked and corrupt and swinish politician, who either considers themselves an ally, or an apologist, for the head-choppers of Saudi Arabia, who will execute a woman they find selling organic food, et cetera, deserves to rot in hell forever!
Please do not talk to any Americans about poor behavior here, when Sunnis are exterminating any and all non-Sunnis (Muslims, Christians and Jews) throughout the planet, especially the Middle East and Near East. The poorest behavior here is any amoral support for Saudi Arabia!


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