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. citizeOver 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.-from http://nyupress.org/books/9781479835645/...
|Title||:||This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror|
|Number of Pages||:||304 Pages|
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This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror Reviews
I read this one for book club. I've got mixed emotions. At times, this book is self, literally, self-serving. The author is making a name for himself. However, the author provided good fact checked information that every intelligent should consider when looking at racism and bigotry in the US, or for that matter, anywhere in the world. We are not a Christian nation. We are a nation of individuals, built on the demolition of other cultures. The systematic construction of a rationalization for this behavior is the open door to information that this book provides.
I found this book with its plain blue cover sitting on the new book shelf at the library. I had just picked up another book "The Terrorist's son" by Zak Ebrahim that I had on hold. I was very glad I decided to take it home. This book is such an informative read on what life is like is like as a Muslim in the U.S, and everything that has occurred since 9/11.These are a series of essays which is why the book seems to repeat itself in some areas and is a little disconnected from chapter to chapter. This book gently forces a person to really comprehend the individual rather than the faceless "groups" that the media is so fond of promoting today. People do not act/react as a mass unit, but as individuals. This book also covers the historic dangers of thinking in absolutes. A must read.
A very good book with a lot of great insight and information.The first couple chapters are important but rough. Bayoumi makes a lot of references to Muslim thought and Arabic words without necessarily defining or explaining all of them. For someone with only a very basic (very, very basic) knowledge of Islam, this was very hard to follow; i definitely missed a lot. However, after those first two sections, the rest of the book is much more digestible by a general audience. Definitely worth the read!
This turned out to be reprints of a number of relatively recent articles by Bayoumi, some better than others. Didn't finish it, though that's probably not Bayoumi's fault.
305.697 B3617 2015
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Not the easiest book to read, but it does give insight into how we view Muslims in America
One of the more raw and insightful discourses I've read regarding Muslim-American life post-9/11.