Muslim American Youth Summary

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In the book titled “Muslim American Youth” by Selcuk R Sirin, he focuses on Muslims who live the aftermath of the 9/11 and as well discusses historical concept of the United States. The book is based on a research that interview young who Muslims live in the United States that face hardship because of their religion status. He indicates that in general come different background. In this essay, I will discuss the things I like about the book the concept of the othering, how some Muslims are hiding their identities and the 9/11 memorial. I admire the fact that the author kept the originality of his work regarding the narration of the interviewees. Keeping the original helps the readers to really understand the book and be able to visualize …show more content…
I was questioning, does this concept of othering just used by the first generation born in the United States or the long time generations also identified themselves as “others”? I was curious regarding this part of the research because I wanted the author to explore whether or not this concept is a recycle of labeling themselves as the “others.” When thinking of the labeling part, you cannot blamed them for doing so. People are often time told to stand for what they believe in. This is exactly what these Muslim immigrants try to do. Further, the author points out the aftermath of 9/11, which led many Muslims to get involve in the American society and building more worship …show more content…
This memorial is more like a constant reminder to American not to forget what had happened in that faithful morning and this is reinforcing the hatred toward Muslims in the United States. My interpretation of this memorial is more like the morning of the twin tower rather the people because this event drown the American revenue. I have wonder if this incident did not occurred at the twin tower would there be a memorial? Moreover, when it comes to the American, the “others” are forbidden from touching them, but yet, the crime committed within America is higher than what “others” are doing. Most often times, nothing is being done to prevent it. There are red light camera in Chicago rather having cameras that would surveille the safety of the

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