Educating the Muslims of America By Yvonne Y. Haddad, Farid Senzai, and Jane I. Smith, eds. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009. 277 pages.)

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Tammy Gaber



This pioneering volume brings together many different voices in an attempt
to tackle various aspects of this topic. The introduction, written by Yvonne
Y. Haddad and Jane I. Smith, contextualizes the volume’s importance within
some of the growing hostility voiced in the American media as regards to
the supposed association of Muslim madrasas and “home-grown terrorism.”
They highlight the magnified threefold importance of Muslim education in
America as serving to improve Islamic education, dispel myths, and educate
the American public. They also give a brief history of Muslim education
here and trace the growth of full- and part-time Muslim schools ...

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