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    DescriptionAmir Ahmad Nasr is a young Muslim man with something explosive in his hands: a computer connected to the Internet. And it has the power to help ignite a revolution and blow apart the structures of ignorance and politicized indoctrination that too often still imprison the Muslim mind. Part memoir, part passionate call for liberty, reason and doing work that matters, "My Isl@m" tells the tale of how the internet opened the eyes and heart of a once fearful young Muslim to a world beyond the dogmatism of his upbringing, and recounts his transformation into a defiant digital activist. In his honest, provocative, and courageous debut, Nasr-a popular Afro-Arab Sudanese blogger-steps out from behind the curtain of anonymity and emerges as a voice of a new generation of tech-savvy liberal Muslims. Set in war-ravaged Sudan, oil-rich Qatar, multi-cultural Malaysia, the United States, Turkey and the new frontiers of cyberspace, "My Isl@m" is a fascinating prelude to the Arab Spring and a disarming and uplifting tale of doubt, soul-searching, Islam, and finding freedom in the Middle East and the rest of the Muslim world.A poignant, honest, and uplifting memoir of how blogging and the internet opened the eyes and heart of one young Muslim man to a world beyond his religious fundamentalist upbringing.


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    Title
    My Isl@m
    Subtitle
    How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind - and Doubt Freed My Soul
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amir Ahmad Nasr
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 322
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 420 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781250016799
    ISBN 10: 1250016797
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 08
    BIC subject category V2: HRH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JPW
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: REL037000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 297.09/051, 297.09051
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: JPFR
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 320.557092
    LC classification: BP166.14.F85 N374 2013
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: DNC, QRP, JPW, JPFR
    Publisher
    St Martin's Press
    Imprint name
    St Martin's Press
    Publication date
    06 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Described by The Economist as "puckish" and by WIRED as a "formidable speaker," AMIR AHMAD NASR is a veteran digital activist turned author, entrepreneur, and culture hacker. He regularly sheds light on one of the most important emerging trends of our time: how tech-savvy Millennials are hacking business, culture, religion, and politics. Known as the cheeky voice behind the acclaimed sociopolitical blog The Sudanese Thinker--which he wrote anonymously until the revelation of his identity five years later during the Arab Uprisings of 2011--Amir has shared the stage with Nobel Peace Laureates, former presidents, and fellow activists, and has been featured by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Weekly Standard, The New Yorker, BBC, Al Jazeera, and France24, amongst many others. He's a digital nomad and travels internationally very regularly. He writes at www.AmirAhmadNasr.com/blog
    Review quote
    ""My ""Isl@m" displays the charm of a good blog: irreverent, nonchalant, open to fresh ideas, generous to other writers, ostentatiously unpretentious and secretly grandiose. Mr. Nasr appears to be convinced that his own intellectual trajectory from medieval-style Quran-memorizing to thoughtful dude, digitally loquacious, reflects a deep trend in world history, with the Internet as prime mover. He never openly states this conviction. And yet it animates the book, and the possibility that he may be right imparts to his pages an electric glow, as if from an LCD screen."--"The Wall Street Journal""Structured wittily around a love affair with Islam, Nasr's account is straightforward, fluent and full of lively allusions for further readings. A candid, cosmopolitan look at the experience of Islam in the digital age."--"Kirkus Reviews""Nasr seamlessly blends memoir with political thought and activism. The book smoothly follows his journey out of a simplistic understanding of Islam, through rationalism and semi-atheism, towards a conversion to Sufism. Personal history--particularly his expatriate childhood--is the book's strongest aspect, delivered in Nasr's casual, conversational tone. Nasr's insight into the world of young Arab bloggers, including many of the activists behind the Arab Spring, makes this a valuable and enjoyable read."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)"Amir is one of the most exciting and dynamic Muslim voices to come on the stage in years. Read this funny and enlightening book and find out why." - Reza Aslan, international best-selling author of" No god but God "and" How to Win a Cosmic War""As a former Christian fundamentalist, I deeply resonate with Amir's faith journey. Regardless of your religious background, if you're struggling with belief or if you're curious about how the digital revolution is impacting religious thought and empowering a new generation of young activists, this book is a must!""- "Michael Dowd, bestselling author of"