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Muslim Americans in the Military : Centuries of Service

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Since the Revolutionary War, Muslim Americans have served in the United States military, risking their lives to defend a country that increasingly looks at them with suspicion and fear. InMuslim Americans in the Military: Centuries of Service,Edward E. Curtis illuminates the long history of Muslim service members who have defended their country and struggled to practice their faith. Profiling soldiers, marines, airmen, and sailors since the dawn of our country, Curtis showcases the real stories of Muslim Americans, from Omer Otmen, who fought fiercely against German forces during World War I, to Captain Humayun Khan, who gave his life in Iraq in 2004. These true stories contradict the narratives of hate and fear that have dominated recent headlines, revealing the contributions and sacrifices that these soldiers have made to the United States.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 5.33mm | 127.01g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 14 b&w illus.
  • 0253027179
  • 9780253027177

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It is my hope that Curtis's book will not only be read by members of the military who are interested in or concerned about Muslims, but by American Muslims who are concerned about or interested in the military. * Reading Religion *show more

About Edward E. Curtis

Edward E. Curtis IV is the author of several books, including Muslims in America: A Short History.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments1. Two Fallen Soldiers Named Khan2. The Long History of Muslim American Warriors: From the Revolution to World War II3. Patriotism and Protest: From World War II to the Gulf War4. After 9/11: Suspicion, Tragedy, Duty, and Love in an Age of Terror5. Today's Muslim Americans in Uniformshow more

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