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Burqas, baseball, and apple pie : being Muslim in America

Title
Burqas, baseball, and apple pie : being Muslim in America / Ranya Tabari Idliby.
Author
Idliby, Ranya, 1965-
Publication
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
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Description
viii, 239 pages : illustrations; 25 cm
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Why would anyone choose to be a Muslim? -- Accidental Muslims -- The Faith Club, my Abrahamic family -- A crisis of faith : sticks and stones can hurt my bones but God should not hurt me -- Food for thought -- In God we trust : an American-Muslim knight -- How to beat a wife -- Who speaks for Islam? -- Foolish fatwas -- "Mommy, sometimes I don't want to support the U.S. team" -- Thumbs up! -- I heard it on Hannity -- "No Muslim parking" -- "Mom, are all terrorists Muslims?" -- The path to the watering hole -- "Mommy, can I marry a Jew?" -- Burqas and pornography : two sides of the same coin -- Apes and swines -- Islam, not "Hislam" : on Muslim feminists -- In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man -- Proud Muslims, not lesser Muslims : let there be joy -- Proud Americans, not lesser Americans : America, a love story.
Call Number
IE 14-2150
ISBN
  • 9780230341845 (hbk.)
  • 0230341845 (hbk.)
LCCN
2013036413
OCLC
852658358
Author
Idliby, Ranya, 1965-
Title
Burqas, baseball, and apple pie : being Muslim in America / Ranya Tabari Idliby.
Publisher
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition
First edition.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary
"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.
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