To stand or not to stand

April 1996
Christian Century;4/3/96, Vol. 113 Issue 11, p366
Presents African studies professor Sulyman Nyang's analysis of Muslim basketball player Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf's reluctance to stand for the American national anthem. Existence of an attitude among African-American Muslims that uses Islam as a battering ram against the racism that exists in American society; Absence of a provision in Islamic law that supports Abdul-Rauf's position.


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