Muslims are often associated in the American imagination with overseas wars and terrorism. As such they are either targets of or combatant against American violence. The domestic ramifications of these foreign encounters are well known. But what is American Muslims’ relationship to domestic American violence? What status do Muslim citizens occupy within the broader economy of American violence? This talk offers a civic perspective on this relationship and its implications for Muslim citizenship in America.
Dr. Mucahit Bilici is an Associate Professor of Sociology at John Jay College and CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of Finding Mecca in America: How Islam Is Becoming an American Religion (University of Chicago Press, 2012). His research interests include American Islam, Muslim diasporas including Kurds in the US, Kurdish identity and Turkish society.
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This lecture is the 10th event in the series of “Dialogue with Muslim Communities in Omaha."
This program is presented by the UNO Islamic Studies program, Humanities Nebraska, and the Tri-Faith Initiative.