Nadia marzouki and rosemary r corbett will discuss marzoukis islam an american religion columbia university press 2017 in which she demonstrates how islam as formed in the united states to become an american religion in a double sense first through the strategies of recognition adopted by muslims and second through the performance of islam as a faith. Islam an american religion demonstrates how islam as formed in the united states has become an american religion in a double sense first through the strategies of recognition adopted by muslims and second through the performance of islam as a faith nadia marzouki investigates how islam has become so contentious in american politics focusing on the period from 2008 to 2013 she revisits . Islam is the third largest religion in the united states after christianity and judaism a 2017 study estimated that 345 million muslims were living in the united states about 11 of the total us population american muslims come from various backgrounds and according to a 2009 gallup poll are one of the most racially diverse religious groups in the united states. Islam an american religion muslims arrived in north america as early as the 17th century eventually composing 15 to 30 percent of the enslaved west african population of british america muslims from the middle east did not begin to immigrate to the united states as free citizens until the late 19th century. Since 1996 the white house has hosted an iftar as an opportunity to celebrate ramadan with the american muslim community but not the trump administration
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