This article surveys references to Islam and Muslims in American court opinions from 1800 to 1960.. It argues that American judges as a group portray an ambivalent attitude toward Muslims, some treating Islam disparagingly or as an exotic and fanciful religion, and others emphasizing the religious equality that Muslims deserve.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Failinger on Islam in the Mind of American Courts
Posted by Dan Ernst
Marie A. Failinger, Hamline University School of Law, has posted Islam in the Mind of American Courts: 1800-1960, which is forthcoming in the Boston College Third World Law Journal. Here is the abstract: