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A Country Called Amreeka: Muslims in America




A Country Called Amreeka
A Country Called Amreeka
Simon and Schuster

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Last week’s shooting at Fort Hood highlighted the anxiety many Americans still feel towards Arab and Muslim Americans; President Obama made it clear to the world in his July Cairo address that engaging the people of the Middle East and Muslim culture is one of the biggest issues facing our country today. Syrian-American Civil rights attorney Alia Malek’s new book demonstrates the extent to which, even as they play football, work assembly lines and hold public office, many Arab and Muslim Americans remain shut out of the national narrative. She joins Patt with her look at Arab-American identity in a post 9/11 world.

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Alia Malek, Civil Rights attorney and author of "A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories"