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Abbas Barzegar


Beyond Nostalgia

[Malcolm X, left, African-American black Muslim leader, is shown with King Faisal in Saudi Arabia in July 1964. Image via Associated Press]

[This article is part of a six-person roundtable entitled “African American Muslims and the Black Freedom Struggle.” Click here for the introduction by Lindsey Stephenson and links to responses by Zareena Grewal, Abbas Barzegar, Mansa Bilal Mark King, Aminah B. McCloud, and Sohail Daulatzai. The initial question posed to the roundtable participants was: African American Muslims have been involved in the black freedom struggle for over a century, however their participation ...

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Abbas Barzegar


Abbas Barzegar is a fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. He is also an Assistant Professor of Islam at Georgia State University. His scholarly research concerns the history of the Sunni-Shi'a conflict. With Richard Martin he is co-editor of the volume, Islamism: Contested Perspective of Political Islam (Stanford Univ. Press, 2009).  His views have been distributed through Common Ground News and the Guardian's Comment is Free.  He received his Ph.D. in religious studies from Emory University.