Choosing Sharia?: Multiculturalism, Islamic Fundamentalism & Sharia Councils

Choosing Sharia?: Multiculturalism, Islamic Fundamentalism & Sharia Councils

by Machteld Zee

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789462366343
Publisher: Eleven International Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/2016
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 The Multiculturalist Ideology 1

Introduction 1

Identity Theory 4

From Identity Theory to a 'Politics of Difference' 11

Breaking Down Multiculturalism 17

1 Who Someone Authentically Is, Is Given by His Minority Cultural Identity 20

2 Nonrecognition of Cultural Minority Identity Constitutes Psychological Harm 24

3 Culture Is Good 29

4 Cultures Are Equal 31

5 Cultural Differences Are Good, But If Not, They Should At Least be Tolerated 33

6 Minority Cultures Must Not be Criticised by the Dominant Culture which Has the Positive Obligation to Preserve These 40

Conclusion 48

2 Islamic Fundamentalism 51

Introduction 51

Sharia as the Sacred Law of Islam 52

Political Islam Part I: Wahhabism 56

Political Islam Part II: The Muslim Brotherhood 59

Jahiliyyah 61

Sharia State Example I: Theocratic Saudi Arabia 64

Sharia State Example II: Islamisation in Malaysia 73

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and the Cairo Declaration 79

Islamophobia 85

Political Islam Part III: The Middle Way to Establishing a Sharia State in Europe 87

Conclusion 92

3 When Multiculturalism and Islamic Fundamentalism Coincide: Sharia Councils in the United Kingdom 95

Introduction 95

Distinguishing positions in the debate 98

Multiculturalists' view of Sharia 100

The Relationship between Multiculturalism and Islamic Fundamentalism 108

Behind the Islamic Sharia Council 111

Sharia and Alternative Dispute Resolution 118

What Happens at Sharia Councils? 123

Marital Captivity 140

Sharia Councils and Human Rights 143

Batei Din: Jewish Councils 149

The Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill 152

Secular Alternatives to Sharia councils 155

Conclusion 158

Concluding Remarks 161

Bibliography 165

Video Material 191

Case Law 191

Acknowledgements 193

Index 195

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