Things are changing, however, with more and more products being produced and packaged to comply with Muslim halal regulations and advertising in newspapers and catalogs that recognize the approach of Ramadan or another Muslim festival.
American Muslims are grateful that they are increasingly being portrayed in a positive light and as people other than terrorists and killers. This recognition is helping them to feel they are being validated and are a valued part of American society.
This interesting article by Louise Story can be found at ‘Rewriting the Rules for Muslim Americans’, New York Times, 28 April 2007.
Image: Shoppers in the supermarket aisle.