Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America after 9/11 by Geneive AbdoMecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America after 9/11 by Geneive Abdo

Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America after 9/11

byGeneive Abdo

Paperback | August 15, 2007

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 116 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Islam is Americas fastest growing religion, with more than six million Muslims in the United States, all living in the shadow of 9/11. Who are our Muslim neighbors? What are their beliefs and desires? How are they coping with life under the War on Terror? In Mecca and Main Street, noted author and journalist Geneive Abdo offers illuminating answers to these questions. Gaining unprecedented access to Muslim communities in America, she traveled across the country, visiting schools, mosques, Islamic centers, radio stations, and homes. She revealsa community tired of being judged by American perceptions of Muslims overseas and eager to tell their own stories. Abdo brings these stories vividly to life, allowing us to hear their own voices and inviting us to understand their hopes and their fears. Inspiring, insightful, tough-minded, and even-handed, this book will appeal to those curious (or fearful) about the Muslim presence in America. It will also be warmly welcomed by the Muslim community.
Geneive Abdo is the Liaison for the Alliance of Civilizations at the United Nations. A recognized authority on Islamic political movements and the author of well-received books on Islam in Egypt and Iran, she is also a respected journalist. During nearly a decade as a correspondent in the Islamic world, her work was featured in such p...
Title:Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America after 9/11Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:August 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195332377

ISBN - 13:9780195332377


Table of Contents

Introduction1. History of Muslims in America2. Muslim Life Today3. The Traditionalists4. Spreading the Faith5. Women6. The Converts7. Muslim Voices8. European Muslims9. Conclusion

Editorial Reviews

"Islam is the fastest growing religion in America, yet for most Americans the lives of their Muslim neighbors remain shrouded in mystery. In this rich and probing book Geneive Abdo provides an intimate account of American Islam; its roots, beliefs and the challenges that confront it today.With an eye for detail and nuance, sharpened during years of reporting from Egypt and Iran, Abdo lays bare the diversity of this community of migrants and converts as it balances faith with modernity in post-9/11 America. Well-written, engaging and sophisticated, this is a must read for allAmericans and Muslims." --Vali Nasr, author of The Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape the Future