Detailed Description: "This is an important contribution to the debate about Islam in America after September 11, 2001. It is a relief to hear authentic and scholarly Muslim voices speaking on the urgent and numerous issues that were thrown up after September. I strongly recommend The American Muslim Identity for those who would wish to understand one of the most pressing issues of our time."
Professor Akbar S. Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies American University in Washington, D.C. Author of Islam Under Siege: Living Dangerously in a Post-Honor World.
"For anyone who wants to understand the post-9-11 world in which we are living, this book is a stimulating read. Drs. Abdullah and Hathout have produced a meaty resource for anyone who wants to live a sensitive, informed, interreligious life rooted in the principles of liberty and justice for all. They have done so by articulating the timeless and central values of Islam. They then use those values to critique fearlessly and courageously their own religion, modern-day Muslim countries, and U.S. Foreign policy alike. I will consult this text for years to come."
The Rev. Ed Bacon, Rector, All Saints Church (Episcopal and Anglican), Pasadena, California