Author: Amir Hussain
Publisher: Northstone Publishing (2006)
Pages: 224 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Listen to any news broadcast today and the message is all too often a false one: Islam is a religion of violence and behind every Muslim there lurks a potential terrorist. Islam is a threat to the values of the Christian West. Christianity and Islam are like oil and water; they donĂt mix. Now a resident of California, Pakistani-born Canadian Muslim Amir Hussain confronts these popular perceptions head-on. In Oil & Water the author challenges readers to discover constructive and creative ways of relating with each other.
Hussain explains: ˘As a Muslim, I am deeply concerned about violence committed by Muslims, especially when it is done in the name of Islam. However, as a Muslim, I also see the truth and beauty in my religion, and I choose to remain Muslim. As someone who loves to eat and cook, I know that oil and water can often be combined to produce delicious results. I see oil and water as necessary ingredients, not as mutually exclusive categories, which is why I have used them for my title.÷