How Islamists Use Sharia to Prevent Assimilation and Hold American Muslims Back

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The American experiment with immigration has always presumed that those coming to the United States had the intention of becoming Americans, putting aside old allegiances, and thereby integrating into society. It was also understood that immigrants would endeavor to keep elements of their cultural and religious traditions intact in the New World, and that some of these may even eventually be adopted and “Americanized” by the native populace.

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By Kyle Shideler, Dalia al-Aqidi and Zuhdi Jasser

The following paper is based on an April 9 webinar entitled “How Islamists Use Sharia to Prevent Assimilation and Hold American Muslims Back” convened by the Center for Security Policy featuring Kyle Shideler, Dalia al-Aqidi and Zuhdi Jasser.

The American experiment with immigration has always presumed that those coming to the United States had the intention of becoming Americans, putting aside old allegiances, and thereby integrating into society. It was also understood that immigrants would endeavor to keep elements of their cultural and religious traditions intact in the New World, and that some of these may even eventually be adopted and “Americanized” by the native populace.

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Kyle Shideler

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