The Muslims are Coming!

Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror

Author: Arun Kundnani

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1781681597

Category: Political Science

Page: 327

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Draws on several years of research and reportage in a comprehensive analysis of counter-radicalization strategies in the US and the UK that includes coverage of the ideas of such commentators as Martin Amis, Peter Beinart and Christopher Caldwell.

Muslim Women, Social Movements and the 'War on Terror'

Author: Narzanin Massoumi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137355654

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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On 15th February 2003, two million people marched in the streets of London to call on the British government not to go to war with Iraq. Though Britain did enter war, the movement did not rest in defeat. This book tells the story of what happened behind the scenes of this extraordinary mass movement, looking specifically at the political relationship between Muslim and leftist activists. Crisis narratives about Muslims assume that they are only engaged with sectarian communalist forms of identity politics or that their supposed religious and social conservatism is incompatible with progressive values. Through telling this story, Massoumi looks closely at the role of identity politics within social movements, considering what this means in practice and whether we can meaningfully speak of identity politics. Arguing that identity politics can only be understood within the context of a wider social and political structure, this book analyses the conditions through which Muslim and leftist engagement emerges within this movement, and highlights the decisive leadership of Muslim women.

Understanding Islam and the West

Critical Skills for Students

Author: Nathan Lean

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1786602113

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Introduces students to a new framework for understating the relationship between Islam and “the West”, with an accessible introduction, three comprehensive and easy-to-follow parts, definitions of key terms, chronology, discussion points, and further reading.

Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism

Assessing Domestic and International Strategies

Author: Stéfanie von Hlatky

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0228000610

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Since 9/11, counterterrorism has become a national and international priority. Research on violent extremism and terrorism, from homegrown threats to foreign fighters, has adapted accordingly but has not always translated into policymaking. Extremism can be traced to no single cause, and yet governments and law-enforcement agencies continue to spend millions on prevention efforts. Contributors to this book identify persistent challenges for counterterrorism and countering violent extremism and provide analysis from a variety of academic and professional perspectives. Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism cautions against adopting a causal model to understand violent extremism and takes a critical look at how states have managed to cope with the global phenomenon of terrorism. By drawing on the expertise of researchers and practitioners from government, law enforcement, and the military, contributors identify past failures and offer guidance on how to correct these mistakes. With the collective goal of developing more effective strategies, the authors dispel common myths, discard counterproductive tactics, and point to countries in which policies have functioned as intended. As some terrorist organizations' influence wanes, others innovate and thrive, further challenging a state apparatus that is slow to adapt to these mutating threats. An essential and timely book, Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism seeks to change how governments and policymakers consider and respond to security threats.

Contesting Islamophobia

Anti-Muslim Prejudice in Media, Culture and Politics

Author: Peter Morey,Amina Yaqin,Alaya Forte

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1788316134

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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Islamophobia is one of the most prevalent forms of prejudice in the world today. This timely book reveals the way in which Islamophobia's pervasive power is being met with responses that challenge it and the worldview on which it rests. The volume breaks new ground by outlining the characteristics of contemporary Islamophobia across a range of political, historic, and cultural public debates in Europe and the United States. Chapters examine issues such as: how anti-Muslim prejudice facilitates questionable foreign and domestic policies of Western governments; the tangible presence of anti-Muslim bias in media and the arts including a critique of the global blockbuster fantasy series Game of Thrones; youth activism in response to securitised Islamophobia in education; and activist forms of Muslim self-fashioning including Islamic feminism, visual art and comic strip superheroes in popular culture and new media. Drawing on contributions from experts in history, sociology, and literature, the book brings together interdisciplinary perspectives from culture and the arts as well as political and policy reflections. It argues for an inclusive cultural dialogue through which misrepresentation and institutionalised Islamophobia can be challenged.