Islamic Political Radicalism: A European Perspective

Islamic Political Radicalism: A European Perspective

By: Tahir Abbas (editor)Paperback

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Islamic political radicalism in Europe has seen dramatic growth in recent times. This book offers a sociological, anthropological, psychological and political science analysis of the causes and consequences of this phenomenon. Authors explore the motivations behind such radicalism, focusing on an array of different factors. These include economic and social alienation, political and cultural marginalisation, gender and masculinity, and psychological issues, both at an individual and community level. Other issues discussed are the state responses, national and international, to the 'War on Terror' which came about after the attacks on America in September 2001; and the role of Islamic political organisations and their impact on changing ethno-religious identities. This is considered particularly in relation to concept of the Ummah and its influence on the position of Islam and Muslims in places such as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine, as well as Bosnia, Chechnya, and Kashmir. The authors provide an analysis of events and experiences in different European nation states, with a detailed focus on Britain. This book is particularly relevant in the current climate as an attempt to understand the factors that shape Islamic political radicalism in Europe. Key Features: *Written for academics as well as activists and practitioners *Explores major new and emerging issues, particularly in the aftermath of the July 2005 London bombings

About Author

Dr Tahir Abbas is Reader in the Department of Sociology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Culture, University of Birmingham, UK. He is author of The Education of British South Asians (2004) and editor of Muslim Britain (2005).


Part I -- definitions 1. Tahir Abbas, Introduction - Islamic political radicalism in Western Europe 2. Jorgen Nielsen, The discourse of 'terrorism' between violence, justice and international order 3. Edward J. Lifton, A clinical psychology perspective on radical Islamic youth 4. Ismail Adam Patel, The Scales for Defining Islamic Political Radicalism Part II -- Islamic Political Radicalism in Europe 5. Sara Silvestri, Europe and Political Islam: Encounters of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries 6. Haris Aziz, Anti-Semitism amongst Muslims 7. Galina Yemelianova, The growth of Islamic radicalism in Muslim Eurasia 8. Alok Mukhopadhyay, Radical Islam in Europe: misperceptions and misconceptions Part III -- The British Context 9. Daud Abdullah, How the Zionist colonization of Palestine has radicalized British Muslims 10. Gabriele Marranci, From the ethos of justice to the ideology of justice: Understanding the radical view of Scottish muslims 11. Sadek Hamid, Islamic political radicalism in Britain: the case of Hizb ut Tahrir 12. Marie Macey, Islamic political radicalism in Britain: Muslim men in Bradford 13. Gurchathen Sanghera and Dr Suruchi Thapar-Bjorkert, 'Because I am Pakistani!and I am Muslim!I am Political' - Gendering Political Radicalism: Young Femininities in Bradford 14. Basia Spalek, Disconnection and exclusion: pathways to radicalisation 15. Akil N Awan, Transitional religiosity experiences: Contextual disjuncture and Islamic political radicalism 16. Ron Geaves, An assessment of colonial strategies of resistance, liminality and Herberg's thesis in the rise of radicalism and the phenomenon of the 'suicide bomber' in British South Asian Youth Part IV -- After 7/7 17. Hisham Hellyer, Tackling extremism and radicalisation: reflections and ruminations on 7/7 18. Mike Nellis, Electronic monitoring and the creation of control orders for terrorist suspects in England and Wales 19. Salma Yaqoob, British Islamic political radicalism 20. Sayyed Nadeem Kazmi, Disengaging with terrorism: The internal Muslim challenge in deligitimising radicalism as a means of tackling extremism

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  • ISBN13: 9780748625284
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 324
  • ID: 9780748625284
  • weight: 546
  • ISBN10: 0748625283

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