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American Muslims by Asma Hasan


American Muslims by Asma Hasan

The author offers a personal account of her experiences as a Muslim in the United States, dispelling many of the myths and misunderstandings about Muslims and comparing Islamic values to American ethical values.


Her insistence upon Islam's fundamental compatibility with American values is wall taken, and she provides memorable personal examples throughout.

For those interested in understanding the fastest growing religion in America, American Muslims is a must-read. Hasan provides a human portrait of a rising religious faith. Hank Brown, President of the University of Northern Colorado and former US Senator

From her perspective as a youthful American Muslim feminist, Hasan provides a fluent evaluation of the Islamic community in the US .Highly recommended for all reading levels and groups. Choice, March 2002 A ground-breaking portrait of young American Muslims, sons and daughters of the wave of 1960s and 1970s immigrants. Christian Century, January 16, 2002

About the Author

Asma Gull Hasan is the author of American Muslims: The New Generation. She calls herself a Muslim Feminist Cowgirl, a title that reflects her upbringing and, more specifically, her Colorado home. Born in Chicago, the daughter of Pakistani immigrants, she considers herself an all-American girl. Asma graduated from the preeminent Groton School magna cum laude in 1993 and then from Wellesley College, magna cum laude and a Durant Scholar, in 1997. Asma is a columnist for the US-based Pakistan Link newspaper and is a regular guest on the Fox News cable show Hannity and Colmes and the nationally syndicated talk radio show, The Bev Smith Show. She has also been featured in the following media: CNN, Politically Incorrect, The New York Times, Fresh Air with Terry Gross on National Public Radio, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition also on National Public Radio, KTLA, Ladies Home Journal, and the Voice of America radio network among many others. Her short stories have been featured in the youth literary magazine Merlyn's Pen and The Susquehanna Review, as well as in the book Taking Off: Coming of Age Stories. She has won several speaking awards and graduated from New York University School of Law in May 2001, where she was a staff editor on The Review of Law and Social Change. She has accepted an offer with the world's largest law firm, Clifford Chance Rogers &Wells to work in international corporate law beginning September 2002. Her language abilities include fluency in Spanish and Urdu. Her hobbies include collecting Ozma of OZ books and Barbie dolls and, until a recent knee injury, skiing and snowboarding. She currently resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and is working on her second book tentatively titled Paradise.

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Publication date

1st June 2002


Asma Hasan

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


220 pages


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