Know Thy Neighbor
MUSLIMS IN AMERICA:
A Short History.
By Edward E. Curtis IV.
Oxford Univ. Press. 144 pp. $12.95
On November 5, a Muslim U.S. Army psychiatrist, Major Nidal M. Hasan, opened fire in a facility at Fort Hood, Texas, killing one civilian and 12 fellow soldiers and wounding many more. This horrific incident is one that many Americans now associate with Muslims, but the book Muslims in America presents a strikingly different image. On the frontispiece is a photo of an attractive woman hugging a young boy, her black hair flowing...