Islam and Political Violence: Muslim Diaspora and Radicalism in the West

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How do we engage with the pressing challenges of xenophobia, radicalism and security in the age of the "war on terror"? The widely felt sense of insecurity in the West is shared by Muslims both within and outside Western societies. Growing Islamic militancy and resulting increased security measures by Western powers have contributed to a pervasive sense among Muslims of being under attack (both physically and culturally). Islam and Political Violence brings together the current debate on the uneasy and ...

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Overview

How do we engage with the pressing challenges of xenophobia, radicalism and security in the age of the "war on terror"? The widely felt sense of insecurity in the West is shared by Muslims both within and outside Western societies. Growing Islamic militancy and resulting increased security measures by Western powers have contributed to a pervasive sense among Muslims of being under attack (both physically and culturally). Islam and Political Violence brings together the current debate on the uneasy and potentially mutually destructive relationship between the Muslim world and the West and argues we are on a dangerous trajectory, strengthening dichotomous notions of the divide between the West and the Muslim world.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781845114732
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 10/30/2007
  • Series: Library of International Relations Series , #34
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Shahram Akbarzadeh is a Senior Lecturer in Global Politics at Monash University. He is Director of the Centre for Muslim Minorities and Islam Policy Studies (CMMIPS). He is the author of Uzbekistan and the United States: Islamism, Authoritarianism and Washington's Security Agenda. Fethi Mansouri is Associate Professor in Middle Eastern Studies at Deakin University. He is the Project Group chair of the Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation and the founding Convenor of the Refugee Studies Group. He is co-author of Lives in Limbo and the editor of Australia and the Middle East (I.B.Tauris 2006).

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Table of Contents

* Introduction
• Section I. Disapora and Xenophobia
• James Piscatori: Imagining pan-Islam
• Amin Saikal: Islam, the West and Terrorism: Myth and Reality
• Riaz Hassan: Attitudes towards Jihad and Conflict Resolution in Muslim Countries
• Section II. Diaspora and Xenophobia
• Bassam Tibi: Security Dialogue, Islamophobia and Anti-Westernism in the Search for Cross-Cultural Morality
• Bryan Turner: New Wars, Old Religions, Soft States: the macro environment of security and citizenship
• Michael Humphrey: From Diaspora Islam to Globalised Islam: Changing Islamic religiosity and identity in the West
• Abdullah Saeed: Citizenship in the West and 'being Muslim': Western Muslim Responses
• Jude McCulloch: Human Security, Xenophobia and suppression of financing of terrorism measures
• Section III. Radicalism and Security
• William Maley: Human Rights and Human Security in Afghanistan
• Arief Budiman: Radical Islam in Indonesia
• Greg Fealy: Hizbut Tahrir in Indonesia
• Samina Yasmeen: Women as Participants in Jihad
• Conclusion. Fethi Mansouri & Shahram Akbarzadeh *

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