"History books often divide the world into a 'modern West' and a 'traditional Orient,' ignoring the history of Muslims in America. American Muslims’ stories fly in the face of that strict opposition of East and West. By virtue of being both American and Muslim, the stories listed here draw attention to the ways people of varying religious, cultural, ethnic, and racial backgrounds interact with one another to shape and reshape their individual lives and American society. As such, they open new vistas on the formation of Muslim and American identities in the modern world."
American Stories was developed by Kambiz Ghanea Bassiri, Professor of Religion and Humanities, Reed College in Portland, Oregon.