This source book concentrates on the impact of 9/11 on the American Muslims and how they are responding to the post-9/11 situation when their civil rights have been abridged, their faith is under contant attack and they are virtually treated as second class citizens. After the Japanese attack on the Pearl Harbor, more than 100,000 Japanese Americans on the West Coast were imprisoned in 10 relocation camps in the United States. But after 9/11, the whole country is converted into a virtual detention camp for the Muslims in America by abridging their civil rights. The book is divided into 11 chapters namely: (1) The Civil Rights (2) Islamophobia (3) Campaign against Muslim charities (4) Muslims face inquisition (5) Institutionalized profiling (6) Stereotyping - Movies, media (7) Hate crimes, discrimination & harassment (8) Attempt to silence genuine Muslim voices (9) American Muslim response to the post-9/11 challenges (10) Muslims in politics (11) Erosion of civil rights in the post-9/11 America. The book also includes an appendix: Who are American Muslims? Demographic data.
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The author is a professional journalist, with Master's degree in Political Science from the Punjab University. He is the author of Islamic Pakistan: Illusions & Reality (1996), Islam & the West in the Post Cold War Era (1999), Islam and Modernism (2000) and Hegemony of the Ruling Elite in Pakistan (2000). Contributed a chapter on Civil Rights to "Blessings of Liberty: Individual Rights," published in April 2012 by Perfect Learning, Clive, Iowa. The book is for the K-12 educational market. Contributed to "At Issue: How Does Religion Influence Politics?" published in 2010 by Gale Cengage Learning, Farmington Hill, Michigan. Contributed a chapter - Why the US image declined in the Muslim World? - to "US Foreign Policy Towards the Muslim World - Focus on Post 9/11 Period," published in 2010 by University Press of America, Inc., Lanham, Maryland. He has written extensively on the Middle East, South Asia and American Muslims which is published widely by the media in the Middle East, India, Pakistan and the United States. Currently working as free lance journalist, the Executive Editor of American Muslim Perspective (www.amperspective.com) and the Chief Editor of the Journal of America (www.journalofamerica.net)
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