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    May 17, 2011
    I know the author and found his book a combination of an Easy Rawlins urban detective storyline with the plot from another real life hero Serpico. It's a must read for anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes truth behind mass marketed cliches and presumptions about how cherished concepts like justice and religious freedom REALLY work. Can't wait for somebody gets the good sense to make a movie out of this master piece!
  • By Lanier Dixon
    Apr 21, 2010
    This book is a nice book. This book explains the hardships and injustice that he faced in the changing of his religion. It also out-lines the crecent city new orleans to show the prescence of the New Orleans Police Department. I really ejoyed this boook.
  • By arden taylor
    Apr 20, 2010
    Beyoond the Star and Crescent book is an entertaining non fictional story. The story captures your attention. It tells Shahed Wali Muhammad personal experiences of his life in New Orleans. The story covers many episodes of his personal life, his professional life, his family life and some complicated processes of the Criminal Justice System. It really makes you exmaine how the criminal process works. The process moves slowly. The authour is very detail and provides many court related documents which would interest a person interested in: appeals, correstions, law, and law enforcement. The title, pictures, documents and the color of the book is all really good.
  • By donald chopin
    Jan 31, 2010
    by Bro. Donald Chopin Beyond The Stars and The Cresent is an accurate, heart felt story of the journey Shahed Wali Muhammad endured as a muslim, father, and New orleans police officer. Shahed's battle against religious prejudice, police betrayal and political conspiracy is heroic, inspiring, and on going.
  • By robert p. robertson
    Jan 29, 2010
    Job:1-42... Beyond The Start And crescent is a gripping, emotionally touching story of Shahed Wali Muhammad, particularly as a devoted, veteran New Orleans police officer who was clearly betrayed by the very people he was duly sworn to honor and uphold. While reading the book, I had to delve into my own prejudices about the religion Mr. Muhammad (formerly Charles Kelly, Sr.) had chosen for his personal belief: Islam. Meaning "submission to the Will of God", Islam is a religion of faith, worship, peace, and love. Many of us derives our phobias toward Islam from the Crusades during the Dark Ages, beliefs that persists to this day. Our phobias have certainly been enhanced since the 9-11 attack on America, suicide bombers, terrorism, and Osama bin Laden. For me, I view Islam as being instrumental in the initial enslavement of Africans during the 15th Century, an action that began the wholesale kidnapping and murder of nearly 200 million Africans immediately afterwards, from the... More > Spanish, Europeans, and finally the Americans from the 16th through the 19th Centuries. Even today, Islamic terrorists are in Africa converting many young African males into Islam and eventually to die from suicide bombings as "martyrs". However, true Islam is nothing as it is portrayed by Islamic terrorists who have political agendas, something that is against the tenants of the Kuran, the Prophet, and Allah. More than that, if Islam were practiced in it truest form, we would all be Muslims. In Mr. Muhammad's case, he converted to Islam not from an emotional, social, or political upheaval; he converted to Islam as a matter of "faith", and from this, I whoelhearted agree with him because he embraced the true tenants of Islam. Yet, from the old phobias and prejudices many of us still harbor for Islam/terrorists, the very department that he had devoted decades of his life to turned against him. He was simply betrayed by the New Orleans Police Department. Rather than fire Mr. Muhammad, he was disparaged, deprived, and disadvantaged in the department, a practice that has been used against African Americans in American since the end of the Civil War! The irony here is, with a black Chief of Police, and the department being 60 percent black, it was primarily blacks who practiced discrimination against Mr. Muhammad! Incredible. Worse than that, while trying to gather evidence in the negligent homicide of his beloved aunt, and the cold blooded murder of his son, it was during this grievous time that the department pulled their coup d'grace. The most harrowing action came when Mr. Muhammad suffered a severe heart attack and Touro Infirmary refused to treat him because the police deparment had canceled his insurance benefits! Nullified, denied, and rejected even in the New Orleans civil and federal courts, Mr. Muhammad stood strong in his faith, notwithstanding enduring hurricane Katrina and the devastating flood that followed... Beyond The Star And Crescent is a text-book example why there should be legal, social, and health-care reform across America.< Less
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Shahed Wali Muhammad
November 24, 2009
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.59 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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