Making Islam White: Race, Religion, Nation and the Construction of an American Islam.

Galvao, Driston R.

2018

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  • This thesis explores the ways in which Muslims in the United States have contended with harsh public scrutiny and Islamophobia. Specifically, this work explores the project of Zaytuna College, arguing that Zaytuna's mission of crafting an American interpretation of Islam is not race-neutral but rather serves to "whiten" the religion. The founders of Zaytuna subordinate Islamic customs to American ... read more
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