Skip to main content
    • Aa
    • Aa

Homeland Insecurity: How Immigrant Muslims Naturalize America in Islam

  • Mucahit Bilici (a1)

There are approximately six million Muslims in the United States. They come from a great variety of backgrounds. Among the few things they have in common are Islam as a religion and their American experience. The latter produces some previously unencountered consequences, including the rise of English as the language of Muslim ummah (community) and the reality of being a “minority” in a non-Muslim society. The American experience also raises questions of citizenship, identity, and integration.

Corresponding author
Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

Umar Faruq Abdallah . 2006. A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jocelyne Cesari . 2004. When Islam and Democracy Meet: Muslims in Europe and in the United States. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad , and Jane I. Smith , eds. 2002. Muslim Minorities in the West: Visible and Invisible. Walnut Creek, Calif.: Altamira Press.

Sherman A. Jackson 2005. Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking toward the Third Resurrection. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Karen Leonard . 2003. American Muslim Politics: Discourse and Practices. Ethnicities 3, 2: 147–81.

Christoph Schumann . 2007. A Muslim “Diaspora” in the United States? The Muslim World 97, 1: 1132.

Ann Swidler . 1986. Culture in Action: Symbols and Strategies. American Sociological Review 51, 2: 273–86.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • ISSN: 0010-4175
  • EISSN: 1475-2999
  • URL: /core/journals/comparative-studies-in-society-and-history
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *


Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 13
Total number of PDF views: 67 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 129 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between September 2016 - 23rd July 2017. This data will be updated every 24 hours.