chapter  8
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American Muslims at the dawn of the 21st century: hope and pessimism in the drive for civic and political inclusion LOUISE CAINKAR

I feel there is no place for us here. When we hear our own president say this is a crusade, and then retracts the statement after pressure. Everyone challenges Islam like this or that. They take portions of the Qur’an and twist them to fit their purpose. It’s hard. It’s really hard. It has always been a problem but now it’s really hard.1