On Islam

Muslims and the Media

Edited by Hilary E. Kahn and Rosemary Pennington

Contributions by Arsalan Iftikhar, Peter Gottschalk, Zarqa Nawaz, Rafia Zakaria, Nabil Echchaibi, Elizabeth Poole, Sobia Ali-Faisal, Krista Riley, Robert King and Ammina Kothari

Published by: Indiana University Press

184 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in, No illustrations

  • Paperback
  • 9780253032553
  • Published: February 2018


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  • Hardcover
  • 9780253029348
  • Published: February 2018


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  • eBook
  • 9780253032560
  • Published: February 2018


In the constant deluge of media coverage on Islam, Muslims are often portrayed as terrorists, refugees, radicals, or victims, depictions that erode human responses of concern, connection, or even a willingness to learn about Muslims. On Islam helps break this cycle with information and strategies to understand and report the modern Muslim experience. Journalists, activists, bloggers, and scholars offer insights into how Muslims are represented in the media today and offer tips for those covering Islam in the future. Interviews provide personal and often moving firsthand accounts of people confronting the challenges of modern life while maintaining their Muslim faith, and brief overviews provide a crash course on Muslim beliefs and practices. A concise and frank discussion of the Muslim experience, On Islam provides facts and perspective at a time when truth in journalism is more vital than ever.