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Any book about Arabs in America without discussing the religious realities is not worth the paper it is written on. As a fairly widely accepted understanding of Islamic Jurisprudence from qualified scholars, it is against Sharia to emigrate to a non-Muslim land, excluding a few very narrow exceptions. Arabs coming to the West, many of which play the religious card and use non-profit Mosques as Marriage Fraud Centers, are the very worst representatives of the Islamic faith. In fact the process to accumulate funds to travel West and meet the immigration requirements, pretty much insures that not one good representative of Islam enters the US. US Citizenship requires moral integrity and just about any Arab coming to the States under the guise of being a better Muslim is nothing more than a con artist. It is interesting in the book (pg 39) that all but one of the Arabs discussed married American women. Women entering into these marriage fraud centers (Mosques) looking for information on Islam are immediately targeted and dividied up to the person making the biggest donation to the Imam that month. It is one thing for an Arab to come and acclimate themselves to America, it is quite another to come here as a con-Muslim.
Review: Arabs in America: Building a New FutureUser Review - Goodreads
While much of the content is dated, especially in light of the effects of 9/11 on the Arab American community, this is still a valuable collection for any serious student or scholar of Arab America.