Title Muslims in a Post-9/11 America
Subtitle A Survey of Attitudes and Beliefs and Their Implications for U.S. National Security Policy
Author Rachel M. Gillum
ISBN 9780472073870
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Binding Hardbound
No of pages 256
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2018
Original publisher University of Michigan Press (Eurospan Group)
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“This is the first study that I have seen that has parsed generational and ethnic/racial differences in attitude among Muslim Americans rather than viewing these communities as a monolith. This book combines both the statistical angle and interviews in an illuminating way.”
—Faiza Patel, Brennan Center for Justice, New York University School of Law


”Rachel Gillum combines sophisticated survey analysis and in-depth interviews to examine one of the most important civil rights issues in the United States today: the widespread and unfair treatment of Muslim Americans as potential terrorists.”
—Charles Kurzman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Muslims in a Post-9/11 America examines how public fears about Muslims in the United States compare with the reality of American Muslims’ attitudes on a range of relevant issues. While most research on Muslim Americans focuses on Arab Muslims, a quarter of the Muslim American population, Rachel Gillum includes perspectives of Muslims from ethnic and national communities–from African Americans to those of Pakistani, Iranian, or Eastern European descent. Using interviews and one of the largest nationwide surveys of Muslim Americans to date, Rachel Gillum examines over three generations of Muslim American immigrants to assess how segments of the Muslim American community are integrating into the U.S. social fabric, and how they respond to post-9/11 policy changes. Gillum’s findings challenge perceptions of Muslims as a homogeneous, isolated, un-American, and potentially violent segment of the U.S. population.

Despite these realities, negative political rhetoric around Muslim Americans persists. The findings suggest that the policies designed to keep America safe from terrorist attacks may have eroded one of law enforcement’s greatest assets in the fight against violent extremism–a relationship of trust and goodwill between the Muslim American community and the U.S. government. Gillum argues for policies and law enforcement tactics that will bring nuanced understandings of this diverse category of Americans and build trust, rather than alienate Muslim communities.



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List of Figures

Introduction: Muslim Americans and the Post-9/11 Security Environment

Chapter 1: How Do Muslims View Violent Extremism?

Chapter 2: Muslim Integration in the United States

Chapter 3: Identity and Discrimination: The Muslim American Experience

Chapter 4: Expectations of U.S. Law Enforcement Behavior

Chapter 5: Assisting Law Enforcement

Chapter 6: Implications for U.S. Government and Security





About the Author:

Rachel Gillum is a Fellow at the Immigration Policy Lab at Stanford University.

Target Audience:

People interested in Islamic Studies, Political Science and History.


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