Abdulkader H. Sinno's Academic Website
Muslims in Western Politics
Dear Y490/N305/W405 student:
This webpage provides you with an updated syllabus, course readings and
my PowerPoint slides. I will update it throughout the
welcome to email me your thoughts and suggestions.
Office hours: Tuesdays 11-1
pm, WH 323.
By clicking on this
to the readings, you agree to abide by all copyrights and fair usage rules.
Syllabus & handouts
News sources and mailing lists on Western Muslims
Feel welcome to print and use the following paper writing aides:
For those who want to invest a few dollars in a
writing guide, I recommend the concise and
affordable classic The
Elements of Style by William Strunk & E. B. White (available
online). If you already
know you want to join an M.A. or Ph.D. program then buy Kate Turabian's
Manual for Writers to master the complexities of formatting academic
documents. Click here for a summary of Turabian's chapters on citations.
Movies about Western Muslims
- Monsieur Lazhar (2011): an Algerian-Canadian
teacher helps students deal with their grief and reconciles himself
with own past.
- Sabah (2005): a Kurdish-Canadian woman's
unlikely love story.
- Journey into America (2009): A Muslim
professor's attempt to understand American identity.
- The Mosque in Morgantown (2009): on the
struggle of Muslims in a small town to define the meaning of the
faith and its practice in spite of different personalities,
interests and perspectives.
- Rendition (English 2007): A movie inspired by
the treatment of Maher Arrar.
- Me and the Mosque (2005): a Canadian Muslim
woman's inquiry into gender practices in mosques.
- The War Within (English, 2005): A tragic story
of government abuse, torture and how a man was driven towards
- My son the fanatic (English, 1999): A
generational conflict in a British Muslim family.
- Monsieur Ibrahim (French, 2003): A touching
story about an improbable friendship between a young Jew and an
elderly Muslim man in France. With the wonderful Omar Sharif.
- Le Gone du Chaâba (French, 1998): life for
Muslim immigrants before the “banlieus?
- Salut Cousin (French, 1997): Wise guys of the
- Lila Says (French, 2005): A love story between
an Arab boy and a white girl that would make Mike Tyson cry like a
teenage girl watching Titanic. Touching.
- PBS Wide Angle program titled “Young, Muslim
and French? also check the related multimedia page at
- “The Road to Guantanamo (English 2006): the
story of three British Muslim boys?experience as prisoners of the
US government in Guantanamo.