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Shia Encounters in the United States: Notes on Teaching the Shia Tradition in American Classrooms

  • David Pinault

Abstract

The first thing that struck me about Muharram in Chicago was how familiar much of it seemed.

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Notes

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    Linda S. Walbridge, in her study of Shia immigrants in the United States, Without Forgetting the Imam: Lebanese Shi’ism in an American Community (Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1997), discusses anti-Muslim prejudice in America. She compares the experience of immigrant Muslims in this country to that of immigrant Catholics over the last century. Her conclusion (p. 209): “Anti-Catholic sentiment has not disappeared from America, but it is at a low enough level that it certainly does not hinder Catholics from participating in all spheres of activity. There is no reason to think that Muslims in general, and Shi’a in particular, will experience anything much different.”Google Scholar
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