Additional Resources

The following materials offer more information on the Muslim community in the United States. The following websites and organizations can provide additional background information and lesson ideas.


Muslims in America: Coverage , by Andrea Elliot
Series of stories, interactive segments, audio and photos by New York Times journalist Andrea Elliot who won a Pulitzer for her reporting on Muslims in America.

Muslim Comedian Aims at Breaking Stereotypes
Dean Obeidallah, an Arab American comedian, talks to National Public Radio about how he's using his comedy to break stereotypes about Muslims and Arabs in America.

Award winning author, Haroon Siddiqui, writes on issues pertaining to national and international current events, and local and international politics, with extensive writings on Muslims.

“The Reason We Haven’t Heard American Muslims Condemning Terrorism,” by Paul Barrett
The author argues that Muslims have spoken out against terrorism, but just not the way Americans are likely to hear it.

“The Only Acceptable Form of Racism Left: Islamophobia ,” by Abdul Malik Mujahid
The writer illustrates the many ways Islam and Muslims have become “dirty words”.

Powell Endorses Obama for President
Former Secretary of State, Colin Powell, criticizes American public, politicians and media on turning Islam and Muslims into negatives.

Carnegie Council – The Voice for Ethics in International Policy
Transcript of a talk by journalist Paul Barrett, author of American Islam: Struggle for the Soul of a Religion, where he explores the complexity of the over six million Muslims of different backgrounds who live in the United States.

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