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Anthropology Resources: Muslim Americans


The information on this topic is taken from Alison A. Cowgil, "Muslim Americans: A Guide to Online Resources", College & Research Libraries News, May 2012, Vol. 73, no. 5 pp. 268-272.

Media Resources

The American Muslim (TAM) Started as print publication in 1989. Now completely online.

Islamic Horizons A magazine published by the Islamic Society of North America.

The Muslim Observer Weekly newspaper, headquartered in Michigan.

National Public Radio Use search box with "Muslim Americans" (in quotation marks) to get relevant reports and radio broadcasts.

Times Topics: Muslim-American News New York Times archival collection of articles about Muslim Americans.


CAIR: The Council on American-Islamic Relations Established in 1994. This organization is dedicated to the protection of the civil rights of Muslim Americans. Different types of information provided mostly related to civil rights and anti-bigotry work.

Islamic Relief USA: Working Together for a Better World Founded in 1993. Humanitarian in focus and an independent affliate of Islamic Relief Worldwide.

Islamic Society of North America One of the largest Muslim organizations in the United States. It is an offshoot of the Muslim Student Society. Formed in 1982. News, conference announcements and other information available. Translations of the Qur'an in English, French and German. 

Muslim Public Affairs Council Created in 1988. Works to change attitudes toward Muslim Americans and for civil rights.

Nation of Islam A religious and political organization founded in the 1930s in Chicago by Wallace Fard Muhammad. It has a largely African American membership.



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