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The Daily Lives of Muslims - 9781783609536

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  • Product code: AYJAV
  • ISBN: 9781783609536
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.5cm x 21.5cm
  • Pages: 376
  • Publish date: 15/04/2017

The Daily Lives of Muslims (Paperback)

The Daily Lives of Muslims - 9781783609536


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For many in the West, Islam has become a byword for terrorism. From 9/11 to the Paris attacks, our headlines are dominated by images of violence and extremism. Now, as the Western world struggles to cope with the refugee crisis, there is a growing obsession with the issue of Muslim integration. Those Muslims who fail to assimilate are branded the 'enemy within', with their communities said to provide a fertile breeding ground for jihadists. Such narratives, though, fail to take into account the actual lives of most Muslims living in the West, fixating instead on a minority of violent extremists. In The Daily Lives of Muslims, Nilufer Gole provides an urgently needed corrective to this distorted image of Islam. Engaging with Muslim communities in twenty-one cities across Europe where controversies over integration have arisen - from the banning of the veil in France to debates surrounding sharia law in the UK - the book brings the voices of this neglected majority into the debate. In doing so, Gole uncovers a sincere desire among many Muslims to participate in the public sphere, a desire which is too often stifled by Western insecurity and attempts to suppress the outward signs of religious difference.

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Product Details

  • Product code: AYJAV
  • ISBN: 9781783609536
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.5cm x 21.5cm
  • Pages: 376
  • Publish date: 15/04/2017

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