Muslim Messiahs? American Civil Religion and U.S. Military Service

In the post-9/11 era, the Muslim American service member, a walking contradiction to those who believe that Islam and America are polar opposites, has emerged as yet another sign of the nation’s ultimate significance. Muslim Americans are G.I. messiahs promised to redeem American nationalism and U.S. foreign policy.

This blog post explores the religious meaning of fallen Muslim service members in U.S. nationalism. Read the rest here.