Geneive Abdo, an author and analyst at the United Nations, will speak in Washington DC on September 13th at 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Strategic and International Studies about her latest book, “Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America After 9/11.”
Islam is America’s fastest growing religion, with more than six million Muslims in the United States, all living in the shadow of 9/11. Who are our Muslim neighbors? What are their beliefs and desires? How are they coping with life under the War on Terror? Mecca and Main Street offers illuminating answers to these questions. Gaining unprecedented access to Muslim communities in America, Geneive Abdo traveled across the country, visiting schools, mosques, Islamic centers, radio stations, and homes. She brings these stories vividly to life, allowing us to hear their own voices and inviting us to understand their hopes and their fears. Inspiring, insightful, tough-minded, and even-handed, it will appeal to those curious about the Muslim presence in America. It will also be warmly welcomed by the Muslim community that it depicts.