In this blog post, I continue the previous posts (Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6),
which I started when I wondered what stereotype I fit that would cause someone to think that I would welcome anti-Muslim emails. That email stimulated me to do some research and give substantive answers to the questions that were asked. Investigating a topic gives me inspiration for writing, as my research about lynchings in 1907 led to my novel Well Considered.
[Continuing: the anti-Muslim email statement is on the left, and my response—a list of prominent Muslim Americans—is indented and italicized on the right.]
(Part 6) Muslim-Americans
EVERY AMERICAN MUST READ THIS ! Be sure to send it to all. Muslim Heritage, my ass. And if you don’t share this message, you are part of the problem!
Here is one more Muslim—part of our Muslim-American heritage—whom I want to include. (You can find this information at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehmet_Oz ):
Oz first appeared on the The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004, and later on Larry King Live and other TV programs. In 2009, The Dr. Oz Show, a daily television program focusing on medical issues and personal health was launched by Winfrey’s Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures.
Born Mehmet Cengiz Oz
June 11, 1960
Residence Cliffside Park, New Jersey, United States Nationality United States and Turkey Education Harvard University (1982) B.A.
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania(1986) MBA
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1986) M.D.
Occupation Cardiac surgeon, talk show host (The Dr. Oz Show),Professor of Surgery atColumbia University andauthor. Years active 2002–present Spouse(s) Lisa Oz (1985–present) Website doctoroz.com
I know–there are many, many more Muslim-Americans I should have recognized. Please look around and add them yourself.
[And please don’t make me do any more lists. I’m tired of lists. No lists of Buddhist-Americans, Hindu-Americans, Jewish-Americans, Shinto-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Danish-Americans, Hungarian-Americans, German-Americans, African-Americans, and all those other groups that make our nation the wonderful, delectable stew that it is.]