Muslim American Youth By Selcuk R Sirin

939 Words Oct 27th, 2015 4 Pages
In the book titled Muslim American Youth by Selcuk R Sirin, he discusses Muslims who live the aftermath of the 9/11 and as well the historical concept of the United States. The book is based on a research and interview was done as a method. He indicates, in general, Muslims come from different background. In short, in this essay, I will discuss the things I like about the book, the concept of the othering, how some Muslims are hiding their religious affiliation, the 9/11 memorial and what should be done to neutralize people regard the issue of Islamophobia. I admire the fact that the author kept the originality of his work regarding the narration of the interviewees. Keeping the original helps the readers to really understand the book and be able to visualize the type of people who were interviewed. Moreover, the images provided in the book help get a sense of how these individuals believed the way in which they are perceived in the American society. For instance, on page 84, one of the interviewees draw a face and divided it into two. One part labeled as American and the other as Muslim. My interpretation of this image is that this individual is showing that he is both American and Muslim. Another interesting thing in the book is the fact that the author goes back and forth talking about the history of this country. I found this interesting to see the similar trend of how this country was built upon, specifically the replacement of people who are victimized by the crime…
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