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Frontmatter

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Title Page

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Contents

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1. The Shaping of Arab and Muslim Identity in the United States

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pp. 1-36

The al-Qaeda attacks of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon are repeatedly depicted as having “changed America forever.” Whether or not such hyperbole is completely justified, there can be little doubt of the reverberations of the event in all spheres of American life in general and in the lives of Muslims and Arabs living in the United States in...

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2. Muslims and American Religious Pluralism

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pp. 37-66

The September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have fostered new reflections on Islamic theological discourse throughout the Muslim world on issues of violence, tolerance, diversity, and pluralism. Some of the discourse was initiated as a response to the universal condemnation of the ideology the terrorists claimed as inspired by the teachings of Islam. ...

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3. The Shaping of a Moderate NorthAmerican Islam

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pp. 67-96

The events of 9/11 have refocused the preference of American policy makers for “moderate” Islam, a goal that has been promoted by certain sectors in the American establishment since the fall of the Soviet Empire and adopted by President Bush after 9/11.1 The Bush administration launched several initiatives to foster, nurture, and empower “moderate” Muslims, at the same time that the Justice Department under John Ashcroft promoted...

Notes

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pp. 97-111

Works Cited

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pp. 113-124