1) Politics and Religious Pluralism
2) American Muslims
Read: Gaustad & Schmidt Chapter 18 and two articles ” Interview with Azizah al-Hibri,” and “Growing up Muslim in America,”
Respond to all four of the following question-sets. (For this module, respond to each question within the question-sets. 250 word minimum for original response.)
A) Discuss the â€œInterview with Azizah al-Hibri.â€ What does Professor al-Hibri say about the process of Americanization? about the relationship between religion and politics? about terrorism? about some of the ways in which America and American foreign policy are perceived in some Muslim countries? Discuss.
B) Summarize and discuss â€œGrowing up Muslim in Americaâ€ and â€œAmerican Muslims.â€
C) Drawing upon the assigned reading, discuss a few of the ways in which religion and politics have interacted during the past several decades in America.
D) The final section of the textbook discusses the wide array of religious options available to Americans, and the â€œReligion Surveyâ€ broadcast analyzes the statistics on mobility in and out of religious groups. How does this contemporary situation fit with what weâ€™ve seen of the history of religion in Americaâ€”is it a radical change? a continuation of a pattern? or what? Discuss.