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Islam: An American Religion

Nadia Marzouki

Abstract

Islam: An American Religion demonstrates how Islam as formed in the United States has become an American religion in a double sense—first through the strategies of recognition adopted by Muslims and second through the performance of Islam as a faith. Nadia Marzouki investigates how Islam has become so contentious in American politics. Focusing on the period from 2008 to 2013, she revisits the uproar over the construction of mosques, legal disputes around the prohibition of Islamic law, and the overseas promotion of religious freedom. She argues that public controversies over Islam in the Unite ... More

Keywords: American Muslims, American controversies about Islam, anti-mosque movements, foreign law/ Sharia law, international religious freedom, populism, Tea Party, secularism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780231176804
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231176804.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nadia Marzouki, author
Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)