Citizen Islam: The Future of Muslim Integration in the West (BOK)

Zeyno Baran

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This book explores one of the most serious strategic threats confronting the United States and Europe today: the advance of Islamism. Since September 11, Western governments have legitimized and empowered 'nonviolent Islamists' as representatives of Islam for all Muslims in the West, an approach that has worried Muslim moderates. "Citizen Islam" addresses the implications of this approach. This book opens with an overview of the theology and history of Islam, to show that violence and intolerance are not fundamental aspects for the religion. It then explains the growth of Islamism in Europe and in the United States before suggesting that both are finally beginning to recognize the threat posed by nonviolent Islamists. Lastly, it outlines steps that Western and Muslims leaders can take to strengthen moderate Islam and counter the threat of Islamism. Written by Zeyno Baran, a Turkish-born Muslim, "Citizen Islam" sheds a sharp light on Muslim communities in the West. It concludes that there is much that Western governments can still do to reverse the spread of Islamism. But they must act quickly.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Zeyno Baran
Forlag
CONTINUUM TRADE PUBLISHING
ISBN 9781441112484
Antall sider 208 Dimensjoner 15,3cm x 22,8cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 295 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form International relations, Islam, Religion & politics, Political control & freedoms, Islamic studies, Religious & theocratic ideologies