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Islam in America

(52 mins) The five are sections filmed in various areas of the U.S. - Cedar Rapids, Los Angeles, Houston, Quincy and Dorchester, MA and Toledo, Ohio, and examine the five pillars of Islam. This unique video introduces the viewer to Islam not as a strange foreign religion but as the spiritual and institutional place for a wide variety of Americans. In the various cities of America we see glimpse of mosques and Islamic centers and their congregations. In one significant sequence, the significance of the Hajj for Malcolm X is portrayed. There is perhaps too much emphasis on Islam and prisoners and ex-prisoners - but this is a good point of discussion with students.