By Tahir Abbas
Islamic political radicalism in Europe has noticeable dramatic progress in recent years. This e-book deals a sociological, anthropological, mental and political technological know-how research of the factors and results of this phenomenon. Authors discover the motivations at the back of such radicalism, concentrating on an array of other components together with financial and social alienation, political and cultural marginalisation, gender and masculinity, and mental matters, either at a person and group point. different concerns mentioned are the kingdom responses, nationwide and foreign, to the 'War on Terror' which happened after the assaults on the USA in September 2001; and the function of Islamic political organizations and their impression on altering ethno-religious identities. this can be thought of relatively when it comes to idea of the Ummah and its impression at the place of Islam and Muslims in areas equivalent to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine, in addition to Bosnia, Chechnya, and Kashmir. The authors supply an research of occasions and reports in numerous eu state states, with an in depth concentrate on Britain. This booklet is especially proper within the present weather as an try and comprehend the criteria that form Islamic political radicalism in Europe. (4/20/07)
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Islamic Political Radicalism: A European Perspective by Tahir Abbas