Call for Heresy, A: Why Dissent is Vital to Islam and America

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University of Minnesota Press
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9780816651276
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Regular item
Year
2007
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Argues that the US and contemporary Islam share a great deal and are confronting a clash of competing fundamentalisms. Draws on parallels between the histories and cultures of Islam and the US and their suppression of heresy, from Muslim poets and philosophers to Americans such as Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln.