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The Resource A battle for the soul of Islam : an American-Muslim patriot's fight to save his faith, M. Zuhdi Jasser

A battle for the soul of Islam : an American-Muslim patriot's fight to save his faith, M. Zuhdi Jasser

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A battle for the soul of Islam : an American-Muslim patriot's fight to save his faith
Title
A battle for the soul of Islam
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an American-Muslim patriot's fight to save his faith
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M. Zuhdi Jasser
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battle for the soul of Islam
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an American-Muslim patriots fight to save his faith
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eng
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Review
  • Jasser, a medical doctor, Navy veteran, and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, attempts to cast light on the “war on terror” in this book. He makes his own condition central to his writing, settling scores with those who have crossed him—from his father all the way up to President Obama himself, as well as Attorney General Eric Holder, author Reza Aslan, an old family friend (unnamed), his local Muslim newspaper and mosques, and more. According to Jasser, Obama passed him up for an all-but-confirmed appointment to a public diplomacy council in favor of his own campaign donors. Jasser also fails to delineate policy solutions or distinguish between Arab culture versus true Islam. Other than his personal life, Jasser offers no proper research; for instance, he devotes an entire chapter to attacking the much admired Congressman Keith Ellison, solely on the unproven basis that Islamists are funding Ellison. Although this book has a few nuggets, such as Jasser’s description of his use of the Syrian-American community network to find a wife, it is, overall, anecdotal and alarmist. (June) --Staff (Reviewed May 14, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 20, p)
  • A candid, patriotic pushback against Muslim stereotyping by a deeply anti-Islamist Navy veteran and physician in Arizona. Born in 1967 to Syrian refugees in Ohio, raised in Wisconsin, a committed conservative and founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Jasser has been moved to speak out by what he believes is the Muslim community's inadequate stand against Islamist terrorism and political tribalism. He believes in the separation of mosque and state and is often horrified to hear Muslim Americans assert the supremacy of the Qur'an over the principles of the U.S. Constitution. He details his background and family, including his unease serving in the Navy, which was dominated by a hard-drinking, womanizing culture while he was abstemious and chaste, according to his religion; and his early professional tensions with his physician father, who was overbearing, proud and disputatious. Married in a traditional fashion to another high-achieving young Syrian American, Jasser settled down to start a family and private practice in Phoenix as a primary care physician, chosen as part of his dedication to the "holistic appreciation of the patient" urged by his Islamic faith. The attacks of 9/11 shattered his complacency, and Jasser looks hard at the Arab responses, dictated by what he sees as lingering effects of tribalism. He weighs the eerie parallels between himself and the Army psychiatrist who went on a murderous shooting spree at Fort Hood, a tragedy he blames on Islamist ideology. Branded an "Uncle Tom Muslim," Jasser spoke to the House Committee on Homeland Security against what he calls "PC blindness" to the threat. His paranoia aside, the author draws from his father's own translations of the Qur'an for an intelligent reassessment of its message along the lines of Jeffersonian democracy. A strident call to energize Muslim Americans to promote notions of pluralism, toleration and equal rights for women. (Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2012)
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contains biographical information
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10115755
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DLC
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1967-
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Jasser, M. Zuhdi
Dewey number
305.6/970973
Index
no index present
LC call number
BP161.3
LC item number
.J37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Jasser, M. Zuhdi
  • Islam
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Islam
  • Syrian Americans
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an American-Muslim patriot's fight to save his faith
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A battle for the soul of Islam : an American-Muslim patriot's fight to save his faith, M. Zuhdi Jasser
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Contents
Muslim in America. American patriots from Syria -- Two Islams -- A Muslim in the U.S. Navy -- Islam in my life -- America and Islam after 9/11. Changing the paradigm -- Arab responses to 9/11 -- American responses to Fort Hood -- The threat of homegrown Islamic radicalism -- Engaging Congressman Ellison and the Islamists -- Islam and Islamism today. Defeating political Islam -- How the Qur'an is misinterpreted -- An Islam compatible with American principles -- Epilogue: a letter to my children
Control code
860766
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Threshold Editions hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 294 pages
Isbn
9781451657944
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2011047714
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unmediated
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(Sirsi) i9781451657944
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A battle for the soul of Islam : an American-Muslim patriot's fight to save his faith, M. Zuhdi Jasser
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Muslim in America. American patriots from Syria -- Two Islams -- A Muslim in the U.S. Navy -- Islam in my life -- America and Islam after 9/11. Changing the paradigm -- Arab responses to 9/11 -- American responses to Fort Hood -- The threat of homegrown Islamic radicalism -- Engaging Congressman Ellison and the Islamists -- Islam and Islamism today. Defeating political Islam -- How the Qur'an is misinterpreted -- An Islam compatible with American principles -- Epilogue: a letter to my children
Control code
860766
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Threshold Editions hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 294 pages
Isbn
9781451657944
Lccn
2011047714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(Sirsi) i9781451657944

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