This Muslim American Life

This Muslim American Life

Dispatches From the War on Terror

Book - 2015
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"Over the last few years, Moustafa Bayoumi has been an extra in Sex and the City 2 playing a generic Arab, a terrorist suspect (or at least his namesake 'Mustafa Bayoumi' was) in a detective novel, the subject of a trumped-up controversy because a book he had written was seen by right-wing media as pushing an 'anti-American, pro-Islam' agenda, and was asked by a U.S. citizenship officer to drop his middle name of Mohamed. Others have endured far worse fates. Sweeping arrests following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 led to the incarceration and deportation of thousands of Arabs and Muslims, based almost solely on their national origin and immigration status. The NYPD, with help from the CIA, has aggressively spied on Muslims in the New York area as they go about their ordinary lives, from noting where they get their hair cut to eavesdropping on conversations in cafés. In This Muslim American Life, Moustafa Bayoumi reveals what the War on Terror looks like from the vantage point of Muslim Americans, highlighting the profound effect this surveillance has had on how they live their lives. To be a Muslim American today often means to exist in an absurd space between exotic and dangerous, victim and villain, simply because of the assumptions people carry about you. In gripping essays, Bayoumi exposes how contemporary politics, movies, novels, media experts and more have together produced a culture of fear and suspicion that not only willfully forgets the Muslim-American past, but also threatens all of our civil liberties in the present"--Publisher's website.
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9781479836840
Characteristics: viii, 309 pages ; 23 cm


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May 25, 2018

curiously, the following title disappeared from the EPL collection:
“Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie: Being Muslim in America”
by Ranya Tabari Idliby
St. Martin's Griffin, Reprint edition, March 17, 2015
ISBN-10: 113727994X, ISBN-13: 978-1137279941
“Muslim Author Ranya Tabari Idliby Shares How Her Kids Deal With 9/11 Anniversary”
also by the author:
“How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America”
Moustafa Bayoumi Ph.D. (1958-)
Penguin Books 2009 pbk, 336 pages
ISBN-10: 9780143115410, ISBN-13: 978-0143115410
Penguin Press 2008, hc, 288 pages
ISBN-10: 1594201765, ISBN-13: 978-1594201769


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