American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion

February 8, 2007

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Paul Barrett is a Wall Street Journal news editor. From West Virginia to northern Idaho, his new book American Islam takes readers into Muslim homes, mosques, and private gatherings to introduce a population of striking variety. An intricate mixture of ideologies and cultures, American Muslims include immigrants and native born, black and white converts, those who are well integrated into the larger society and those who are alienated and extreme in their political views. American Islam is an intimate and vivid group portrait of American Muslims in a time of turmoil and promise. Moderated by Irving Birkner, Associate Director of the University of Chicago Center for International Studies. 

The World Beyond the Headlines series is a collaborative project of the Center for International Studies, the International House Global Voices Program, the Seminary Co-op Bookstores, and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs of the University of Chicago. The series is funded in part by the McCormick Tribune Foundation. © 2007 The University of Chicago

 

Recorded Thursday, February 08, 2007 at International House.