War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims

War on Error Real Stories of American Muslims War on Error brings together the stories of twelve young people all vastly different but all American and all Muslim Their approaches to religion couldn t be diverse from a rapper of Korean and Egyp

  • Title: War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims
  • Author: Melody Moezzi
  • ISBN: 9781557288554
  • Page: 183
  • Format: Paperback
  • War on Error brings together the stories of twelve young people, all vastly different but all American, and all Muslim Their approaches to religion couldn t be diverse from a rapper of Korean and Egyptian descent to a bisexual Sudanese American to a converted white woman from Colorado living in Cairo and wearing the hijab These individuals, whether they were born tWar on Error brings together the stories of twelve young people, all vastly different but all American, and all Muslim Their approaches to religion couldn t be diverse from a rapper of Korean and Egyptian descent to a bisexual Sudanese American to a converted white woman from Colorado living in Cairo and wearing the hijab These individuals, whether they were born to the religion or came to it on their own, have made their own decisions about how observant they ll be, whether or not to fast, how often to pray, and what to wear Though each story is unique, each is also seen through the searching eyes of Melody Moezzi, herself an American Muslim of Iranian descent She finds that the people she interviews are horrified that, in a post 9 11 world, they have seen their religion come to be represented, in the minds of many Americans, by terrorism These thoughtful and articulate individuals represent the truth about the faith and its adherents who are drawn to the logic, compassion, and tolerance they find in Muslim teachings Moezzi, ever comfortable with contradiction and nuance, is a likable narrator whose underlying assumption that faith is greater than dogma is strengthened as she learns about her religion and faces her own biases and blind spots This fresh new voice, combined with the perceptions and experiences of her fellow American Muslims, make for a read that is both illuminating and enjoyable.

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    About "Melody Moezzi"

    1. Melody Moezzi

      Melody Moezzi is a writer, activist, attorney and award winning author Her latest book is the critically acclaimed memoir Haldol and Hyacinths A Bipolar Life, now in paperback Her first book, War on Error Real Stories of American Muslims, earned her a Georgia Author of the Year Award and a Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights Honorable Mention in 2007 Moezzi s writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, The Daily Beast, Al Arabiya, The South China Morning Post, H rriyet, The Straits Times, Parabola and The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, among many other outlets She is a blogger for The Huffington Post, Ms bpHope, and a featured bp Magazine columnist Moezzi is also a United Nations Global Expert and an Opinion Leader for the British Council s Our Shared Future initiative She has appeared on CNN, BBC, NPR, HLN, PBS, CSPAN, PRI, Air America and many other radio and television programs, providing commentary on issues ranging from mental health to Iran to feminism to Islam in America and beyond.Over the years, she has worked as the Executive Director of the non profit interfaith organization, 100 People of Faith, and as a corporate and non profit consultant and attorney She has also worked as an investigator with the US Department of Homeland Security reporting to the US Congressional Commission on International Religious Freedom and as an intern covering health and human rights for The Carter Center Other former occupations include waitress, cigar store clerk, fudge confectioner, gift shop attendant, jewelry store clerk, barista and estate lawyer She now writes full time.Moezzi speaks on many issues, including mental health, Islam and Iran She is a graduate of Wesleyan University, Emory University School of Law, and Emory University Rollins School of Public Health She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband, Matthew, and their cats, Keshmesh and Nazanin.

    738 thoughts on “War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims”

    1. I wrote it, which is why I'm not rating it. I just hope my readers enjoy reading it and wanted to say so for the record :).


    2. Moezzi is by far one of the best writers I have ever read. I tend to be a fiction snob, so saying this is a big step for me! I know, maybe reading a book about Muslim profiles wasn't on your to-do list (you still have to finish the Twilight series) the point is, this book is GOOD, and you should read it as much for the clever writing style as for the content. I am finally reading it completely, and I know it's good because I find myself beating myself up for not having read it all earlier.WAR ON [...]


    3. This book was not what I was expecting and was incredibly disappointing. The stories all seemed to be the same thing and about the same people. the author constantly interrupted others' stories with her own history and opinions, which really detracted from the experience. I also did not appreciate the fatphobia.


    4. Moezzi's War on Error was the perfect read to shake me up and give me ease. As a survey of the lives of American Muslims, I first thought of how "alternative" just about each of the characters was. They didn't seem to represent the Joe- and Jane-Average Muslims that I encounter and have befriended in the almost 13 years since I said my shahadah, accepting Islam as my personal faith. I found this startling, as I was looking for my friends in the pages. But then I realized that each of the people [...]


    5. The author, an attorney, was motivated by the events of 9/11 to write a book of interviews clarifying who American Muslims are, what they believe and why. For non-Muslims, there are insights into the Muslim faith and the conflicts between being an American and ethnic roots. Whether these twelve Muslims are a representative sample or not is perhaps debatable, but the message is a powerful statement of courage, faith and compassion in the post-9/11 world of suspicion and the Patriot Act.This book [...]


    6. Well-written; I love the way Melody writes. She did a great job of providing diverse perspectives of American Muslims. It would be very interesting to have an updated version of this book, given all the events that have occurred in the last eight years in the U.S. and around the world. One critique I have of the accounts is that all of them appear to be that of individuals who have completed higher education. It would be insightful to hear the perspectives from American Muslims who are of lower [...]


    7. I won my copy on Library Thing and I held onto it for a long time, somewhat hesitant in reading it, I am glad I finally did, this book gives you a unique perspective on the Muslim Culture. It follows 12 Muslims of a different variety and class and some of the obsticles they have faced. I have always been drawn to learn about other cultures and religions, and I was fascinated by the stories. i really enjoyed this author.


    8. Although the message the author was trying to relay definitely got across, she made so many mistakes when trying to interpret ahadith and Quranic verses. I didn't agree with a lot of what she/the interviewees had to say about Islam, especially since they made up their own fatwas and rules. Overall, its an alright book if you're look for some light reading and to broaden your perspective.


    9. This was a good book but since I have a lot of experience with Muslims the observations were not new to me. I think anyone that thinks they have preconceived notions about Islam and its people should give this one a gander.


    10. some of the stories were intersting in this collection, but something was missing. it seemed that the interviewers were selected for shock value.


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