Being Muslim

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Groundwood Books, Aug 28, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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Since 9/11, the world has been confronted with the most volatile facets of Islam with little explanation of how or why these controversial elements developed. Written by one of North America's most honored journalists, "Being Muslim" presents an up-front and clear explanation of this complex and emotion-laden subject.
Although the varying branches of Islam are analyzed and their history outlined, the real focus of the book is on the present. In speaking about and crossing political, cultural, and religious divisions, the author offers a unique perspective based on life in Canada, a country in which diverse groups of people have found a way to live in peace. Aimed at young adults, the book offers invaluable insight to readers of all ages, cultures, and religious traditions.

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User Review  - Pine Cone Boy - Goodreads

Really solid introduction to basically every major issue surrounding contemporary Islam in the West, from social tensions to theology. Also very sensitive to Western proclivities/misconceptions ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carmen - Goodreads

This book is classified in my local library as for Teens, but it seems adult-oriented to me. This is a no-holds-barred, angry rundown of what Islam really is and how it gets interpreted and ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
9
European Muslims
38
The Faith
56
Copyright

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