Muslim Americans In The Military: Centuries Of Service

Paperback | October 17, 2016

byEdward E. Curtis

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Since the Revolutionary War, Muslim Americans have served in the United States military, risking their lives to defend a country that increasingly looks at them with suspicion and fear. InMuslim Americans in the Military: Centuries of Service,Edward E. Curtis illuminates the long history of Muslim service members who have defended their country and struggled to practice their faith. Profiling soldiers, marines, airmen, and sailors since the dawn of our country, Curtis showcases the real stories of Muslim Americans, from Omer Otmen, who fought fiercely against German forces during World War I, to Captain Humayun Khan, who gave his life in Iraq in 2004. These true stories contradict the narratives of hate and fear that have dominated recent headlines, revealing the contributions and sacrifices that these soldiers have made to the United States.

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Since the Revolutionary War, Muslim Americans have served in the United States military, risking their lives to defend a country that increasingly looks at them with suspicion and fear. InMuslim Americans in the Military: Centuries of Service,Edward E. Curtis illuminates the long history of Muslim service members who have defended thei...

Edward E. Curtis IV is the author of several books, including Muslims in America: A Short History.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 17, 2016Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253027179

ISBN - 13:9780253027177

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. Two Fallen Soldiers Named Khan
2. The Long History of Muslim American Warriors: From the Revolution to World War II
3. Patriotism and Protest: From World War II to the Gulf War
4. After 9/11: Suspicion, Tragedy, Duty, and Love in an Age of Terror
5. Today's Muslim Americans in Uniform

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"Muslim Americans in the Military is a short but engaging history of Muslims in the US military from the US Civil War until today.It is an honest and straightforward look at the experiences and contributions, some heroic, of Muslim men and women who served. It also describes episodes when things went wrong.It is a necessary read for anyone who doubts that Muslim Americans have sacrificed for the United States over the centuries, and speaks in particular to political debates about the place of Muslims in American society." -Abdulkader Sinno, Indiana University