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Journey into fear

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

By Dr Maleeha Lodhi

The writer is a former envoy to the US and the UK, and a former editor of The News.


Dr Akbar Ahmed's latest book Journey into America: the Challenge of Islam is timely, important and audacious. It is a remarkably perceptive account of the Muslim experience in post-9/11 America. In the portrayal of the six- to seven- million-strong Muslim community and its encounter with mainstream American society, the study examines the mutual fears as well as common aspirations in the context of a challenged national identity.

Currently at American University, Dr Ahmed has a penchant for trilogies or companion projects. Journey into America is no exception. Published by Brookings, the book is a follow-up to Journey into Islam and was preceded by a documentary about his travels through America.


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