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Finding Mecca in America: How Islam Is Becoming an American Religion

Mucahit Bilici


The events of 9/11 had a profound impact on American society, but they had an even more lasting effect on Muslims living in the United States. Once practically invisible, they suddenly found themselves overexposed. By describing how Islam in America began as a strange cultural object and is gradually sinking into familiarity, this book illuminates the growing relationship between Islam and American culture as Muslims find a homeland in America. Rich in ethnographic detail, it is an up-close account of how Islam takes its American shape. The book traces American Muslims' progress from outsiders ... More

Keywords: 9/11, American society, Muslims, United States, Islam in America, American culture, homeland, American Muslims, outsiders, natives

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780226049564
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226922874.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mucahit Bilici, author