وعن قصص نجاح المسلمين فى امريكا
العدد مليان معلومات عن المسلمين فى امريكا بس عاوز مجهود كبير للترجمه والنقل. اللى يقدر يشترى العدد يشتريه واللى ما يقدرش ممكن يقراه هنــــــــــــــا على النت على الصفحه بتاعه النيوزويك
The July 30 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, July 23), "Islam in America" special report examines what it means to be Muslim in America, and how U.S. Muslims balance being true to both their faith and their country. Chris Dickey investigates how radical imams are using the Internet to recruit new jihadists. Plus: Michael Hirsh's exclusive report on the signs of a split between Al Qaeda factions and tips on how not to spend your vacation at the airport. (PRNewsFoto/NEWSWEEK)
NEW YORK, NY UNITED STATES
Muslim Americans are one of The Country's Greatest Strengths and Most Vulnerable.
NEWSWEEK Poll: Forty Percent of Americans Believe Muslims in the United States are as loyal to the U.S. as They are to IslamCongress's first Muslim Keith Ellison: 'For all our criticisms, the idea of America is an amazing thing-a society organized around a set of principles instead of around racial or cultural identity'
NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Fareed Siddiq is a successfulbusinessman, a financial adviser at a major investment bank and a father oftwo. He lives in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, but is afraid to use the bathroom onflights because he doesn't want to frighten his fellow passengers as hewalks down the aisle. He thinks anti-Muslim sentiment in the country isgetting worse, not better. "I'm not so much worried about myself," he adds."It's the young people I'm concerned with. Those are the people we need totry -- not only as Muslims but as Americans -- to make them feel part ofAmerica. If you alienate the Muslim young people from America, that isdangerous."
In the July 30 Newsweek cover "Islam in America" (on newsstands Monday,July 23), Senior Editor Lisa Miller and a team of Newsweek correspondentsreport that as the Muslim community expands and becomes more established,tensions within the community are also growing-between young and old,immigrant and native-born. Across the country, second- and third-generationMuslims are visibly grappling with how to be Muslim and American at once,while their parents look on with pride-and, like Siddiq, concern. Americans are largely accepting of the Muslims among them but remainworried about radicals inside the United States, according a new NewsweekPoll-the first the magazine has conducted on attitudes toward IslamicAmericans. Forty percent of those surveyed believe Muslims in the UnitedStates are as loyal to the U.S. as they are to Islam. (Thirty-two percentbelieve American Muslims are less loyal to the U.S.) But close to half (46percent) of Americans say this country allows too many immigrants to comehere from Muslim countries. Newsweek reports that nearly six years after 9/11, the story of Muslimsin America is one of overwhelming success. "Most Muslims in America thinkof themselves as Americans," said Charlie Allen, intelligence chief at theHomeland Security Department. In fact, Muslim Americans represent the most affluent, integrated,politically engaged Muslim community in the Western world. According to amajor survey done by the Pew Research Center and released last spring,Muslims in America earn about the same as their neighbors, and theireducational levels are about the same. An overwhelming number -- 71% --agree that in America, you can "get ahead with hard work." In starkcontrast, Muslims in France, Germany and England are about 20% more likelyto live in poverty. There are 2.35 million Muslims in America according to Pew, though manyestimates put that number much higher, and 65 percent of them are foreign-born. They came for education and advancement, but also to follow family,and -- as is the case of the 35,000 Somalis who began arriving in the 1990s-- to flee war and oppression in their home countries. The pull of theAmerican dream remains strong. "The U.S. is founded on the idea that we'reall connected to a set of ideas, not a set of histories," says KeithEllison, the Democrat from Minnesota who is Congress's first Muslim. "Forall our criticisms, the idea of America is an amazing thing -- a societyorganized around a set of principles instead of around racial or culturalidentity." An equally critical but perhaps less obvious benefit to U.S. Muslims isthe religiosity of the American people. Even if a religious practice isregarded with suspicion in America, it is generally treated with respect.In Newsweek's Poll, 69 percent of Americans said they thought MuslimAmerican students should be allowed to wear headscarves in class. "When Isay to an evangelical Christian, 'It's prayer time,' they might questionthe way I pray, but they understand viscerally the importance of prayer,"says Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth Core in Chicago. "When Ilived in England" -- which Patel did from 1998 to 2001 -- "and I said,'It's prayer time,' people looked at me as if I was an alien." It wouldn't be too much of an exaggeration to say that on September 10,2001, the Muslim American universe was largely invisible. If their doctoror accountant was Muslim, the average American probably didn't give it muchthought. The Muslim community itself was partially responsible for thisisolation-like the Italian, Irish, and Jewish immigrants before them, manyhunkered down in ethnic enclaves. They strove to fit in, but quietly. Therelative peace that came with invisibility disappeared after 9/11. WhenMuslims became objects of fear, "people who had never recognized and seenthemselves as Muslims had no choice but to see themselves as Muslim," saysMuzaffar Chisti, director of the Migration Policy Institute at the New YorkUniversity School of Law. For younger Muslims the attention of the world means they have tograpple in a very conscious way with what they call their hyphenatedidentity. The result has been an open embrace of their religion, but in amanner suited to the community's diversity.
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