The Islamist

Why I Joined Radical Islam in Britain, What I Saw Inside and Why I Left

Author: Ed Husain

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141041129

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 741


When I was sixteen I became an Islamic fundamentalist. Five years later, after much emotional turmoil, I rejected fundamentalist teachings and returned to normal life and my family. I tried to put my experiences behind me, but as the events of 7/7 unfolded it became clear to me that Islamist groups pose a threat to this country that we - Muslims and non-Muslims alike - do not yet understand. Why are young British Muslims becoming extremists? What are the risks of another home-grown terrorist attack on British soil? By describing my experiences inside these groups, the reasons I joined them and how, after leaving I recovered my faith and mind, I hope to explain the appeal of extremist thought, how fanatics penetrate Muslim communities and the truth behind their agenda of subverting the West and moderate Islam. Writing candidly about life after extremism, I illustrate the depth of the problem that now grips Muslim hearts and minds. I will lay bare what politicians and Muslim 'community leaders' do not want you to know. This is the first time an ex-member openly discusses life within radical Islamic organisations. This is my story.

Martyriumsvorstellungen in Antike und Mittelalter

Leben oder sterben für Gott?

Author: Sebastian Fuhrmann,Regina Grundmann

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004226303

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 1659


Voluntary death plays a central role in various discourses of the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Period Judaism, Early Christianity and its pagan environment, Rabbinic Judaism as well as in Islam. The established concepts of martyrdom are challenged. - Das freiwillige Sterben spielt eine zentrale Rolle in zahlreichen Diskursen der Hebräischen Bibel, im Judentum des Zweiten Tempels, im frühen Christentum und seiner paganen Umwelt, im rabbinischen Judentum und im Islam. Ein verallgemeinernder Martyriumsbegriff wird der Komplexität dieses Phänomens nicht gerecht.

Islamic Radicalism and Multicultural Politics

The British Experience

Author: Tahir Abbas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136959599

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 3676


The expression of an Islamic political radicalism in Britain has been one of the most dramatic developments in recent decades. Islamic Radicalism and Multicultural Politics explores the nature of this phenomenon by analysing the origins of Islam and its historical contact with Western Europe and Britain, and the emergence of Islamic political radicalism in the Muslim world and in the West. Tahir Abbas draws on historical analysis and contemporary case studies to explore the post-war immigration and integration of Muslim groups, the complex relations that exist between a secular liberal Britain and a diverse but multifaceted Islam, and the extent of social and economic inequalities that affect Muslims as individual citizens and in local area communities. He shows how violent extremism among British Muslims is in reality influenced by a range of issues, including the factors of globalisation and contemporary politics, media and culture. Analysing and dissecting public policy, Abbas offers suggestions for tackling the major social, political and economic questions facing British Muslims in the post-7/7 era. An important contribution to the study of religion, ‘race’ and ethnicity in modern Britain, this accessible work will be of interest to anyone working in the field of Islamic studies, sociology and political radicalism. Cover design by Mahtab Hussain,

Europe's Angry Muslims

The Revolt of The Second Generation

Author: Robert Leiken

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199752621

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 1086


Europe's Angry Muslims traces the routes, expectations and destinies of immigrant parents and the plight of their children, transporting both the general reader and specialist from immigrants' ancestral villages to their new enclaves in Europe. It guides readers through Islamic nomenclature, chronicles the motive force of the Islamist narrative, offers them lively portraits of jihadists, and takes them inside radical mosques and into the minds of suicide bombers. Through interviews of former radicals and security agents and examination of the sermons of radical imams, Robert Leiken presents an unsentimental yet compassionate account of Islam's growing presence in the West. His nuanced and authoritative analysis-historical, sociological, theological and anthropological-warns that conflating rioters and Islamists, folk and fundamentalist Muslims, pietists and jihadis, and immigrants and their children is the method of strategic incoherence. Now with a new preface analyzing the rise of ISIL, this book offers a cogent overview of how global terror and its responding foreign policy interacts with the lives of Muslim, first-and second generation immigrants in Europe.

Democracy and Terrorism

Friend or Foe?

Author: Leonard Weinberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135097739

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

View: 2225


This book examines the relationships between democratic government and political terrorism. Since the 9/11 attacks, the United States and many of its allies have declared a ‘war on terrorism’. This struggle has been inspired in part by the belief is that by promoting democracy they will also bring an end to terrorism. Where people enjoy the blessings of liberty, they will naturally find peaceful outlets for the expression of their political views, it has been widely held. Terrorism, on the other hand, is seen largely as a consequence of repression. Where citizens cannot choose rulers freely and where dissenting voices are silenced by the authorities, terrorism and other types of violence appear to follow. Democracy and Terrorism investigates the link between terrorism and the underlying principles of democracy, both from an historical perspective and against contemporary developments in the Middle East and elsewhere. Drawing upon a range of different case studies, and using quantitative data to investigate statistical links between the waves of democracy and manifestations of terrorist violence, the book reviews whether terrorism is in fact constrained by the rise of democratic government, and the role of the law in fighting terrorism. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism, political violence, democratisation, security studies and International Relations in general.

Islamist Radicalisation in Europe

An Occupational Change Process

Author: Daniela Pisoiu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136650644

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 9557


This book examines the Islamist radicalisation process in Europe, developing a new theoretical model based on an empirical study of the evolution of Islamist radicals in their social environment. The approach of this book is to examine how, and under what conditions, people choose to radicalise. It focuses on the experience of radicalisation from the perspective of those who have undergone it. The study is based on trial and court material, along with an extensive number of interviews collected from many different European countries, and this biographical approach is used to address individuals and the details of their social environment. Overall, the explanatory framework departs from the existing deterministic paradigm (with grievances as causes), also present in some psychological models, and argues that radicalisation is a process much like occupational choice – a rational choice made with social and ideational significance. It addresses critically the assumption that, because the result of the radicalisation process could be seen as ‘abnormal’, the cause of it might be of a similar nature. Parallels are drawn with other forms of extremism and European counter-radicalisation policies are considered critically. This book will be of great interest to students of terrorism studies and political violence, political Islam, social movements, European politics and IR/security studies in general.


The Unofficial History of MI5 From M to Miss X 1909-39

Author: Thomas Hennessey

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445607999

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 6645


Making the British Muslim

Representations of the Rushdie Affair and Figures of the War-On-Terror Decade

Author: N. Falkenhayner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137374950

Category: Religion

Page: 219

View: 9690


Tracing representations of the Rushdie affair from 1989 to 2009, this study establishes a genealogy of how British Muslims appeared on the public scene and how an imaginary and politics of this subject position developed.

Young British Muslims

Identity, Culture, Politics and the Media

Author: Nahid Afrose Kabir

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748686924

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 3599


In Britain's highly politicised social climate in the aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings, this book provides an in-depth understanding of British Muslim identity. Nahid Kabir has carried out over 200 in-depth, semi-structured interviews with young Muslims in five British cities: London, Leicester, Bradford, Leeds and Cardiff. By emphasising the importance of biculturalism, Kabir conveys a realistic and hopeful vision for their successful integration into British society.

Policing Cyber Hate, Cyber Threats and Cyber Terrorism

Author: Mr Brian Blakemore,Mr Imran Awan

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409456560

Category: Computers

Page: 216

View: 733


What are cyber threats? This book brings together a diverse range of multidisciplinary ideas to explore the extent of cyber threats, cyber hate and cyber terrorism. This ground-breaking text provides a comprehensive understanding of the range of activities that can be defined as cyber threats. It also shows how this activity forms in our communities and what can be done to try to prevent individuals from becoming cyber terrorists. This text will be of interest to academics, professionals and practitioners involved in building social capital; engaging with hard to reach individuals and communities; the police and criminal justice sector as well as IT professionals.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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På vei mot Harmageddon

Author: Michael Baigent

Publisher: Bazarforlag AS

ISBN: 8280876804

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 2454


De tre store religionene og sammensvergelsen om å gjøre slutt på verden. Michael Baigent (1948–2013) tilbrakte størstedelen av livet på New Zealand og i England. Han hadde en MA-grad i mystisisme og religiøs erfaring fra universitetet i Kent i England, og var lenge aktivt interessert i historie, religion og esoterikk. Med bøker som "Hellig blod, hellig gral" (skrevet sammen med Henry Lincoln og Richard Leigh) og "Jesusdokumentene" ble han en verdenskjent og omstridt konspirasjonsteoretiker. Målet hans var å stille spørsmål ved fastgrodde oppfatninger om historie og religion.

Understanding Collective Political Violence

Author: Y. Guichaoua

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230348319

Category: Political Science

Page: 291

View: 2010


Understanding Collective Political Violence offers a unique view on contemporary processes of violent political mobilization across continents: Africa, Latin America, South East Asia and the Middle East. It pays particular attention to unconventional combatants such as women or children and details the drivers of their violent engagement.

Das sag ich dir


Author: Hanif Kureishi

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104000557

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 6114


Ein mitreißender und aufwühlender Roman über den unstillbaren Hunger nach Leben. Der Mensch ist von Natur aus verrückt – das ist ganz normal. Jamal weiß das nur zu gut. Täglich entlockt er seinen Patienten auf der Couch wilde Phantasien, Träume und Wünsche. Über das eigene Geheimnis spricht er nur selten, aber wenn er erzählt, klingt seine Geschichte unglaublich. Ajita weiß, was er verschweigt, und behält es dreißig Jahre lang für sich. Da sind sie alle nicht mehr jung - Ajita, Jamal, Bushy und Miriam -, aber auch nicht zu alt, um ihr Coming-out zu verkünden, die erste Liebe wiederzubeleben oder der Wahrheit ins Auge zu sehen. Sie wissen um die komische, zärtliche und manchmal traurige Aufgabe, ein Mensch zu sein und setzen alles aufs Spiel, damit es gelingt. Schonungslos und mit viel Witz hat Hanif Kureishi einen aufwühlenden London-Roman geschrieben - ein leuchtendes Meisterwerk, das uns mit Liebe und Ironie die Geschichte der Stadt und ihrer Menschen aus der Perspektive der Suburbia und ihrer multikulturellen Farben erzählt - atemlos und funkelnd.

Agent Storm

Mein Doppelleben bei Al-Qaida und der CIA

Author: Morten Storm,Paul Cruickshank,Tim Lister

Publisher: Riva Verlag

ISBN: 3864137209

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 2362


Der junge Däne Morten Storm ist Kleinkrimineller, Mitglied einer Motorrad-Gang und rutscht immer weiter in die Illegalität ab, bis er schließlich neuen Halt in den Schriften des Propheten Mohammed findet. Nach einem Gefängnisaufenthalt konvertiert er zum Islam und identifiziert sich zunehmend mit den radikalen Forderungen und Zielen extremistischer Islamisten. Ein längerer Aufenthalt im Jemen bringt ihn schließlich mit dem Hassprediger Anwar al-Awlaki zusammen. Doch noch während Storm mit diesem in direktem Kontakt steht, zweifelt er zunehmend an seinen Überzeugungen und arbeitet bald gleichzeitig für nicht weniger als drei westliche Geheimorganisationen. Von nun an führt Storm ein fast schizophrenes Leben: Er konzipiert und plant Anschläge mit führenden Köpfen der al-Qaida und lässt sich kurz darauf in luxuriöse Unterkünfte einfliegen, um seine Informationen mit westlichen Agenten zu teilen und die Nächte durchzufeiern. Seine Mission bleibt dabei jedoch ernst: einen der meistgesuchten Verbrecher Amerikas aufzuspüren und zu vernichten. Agent Storm ist ein leidenschaftliches und faszinierendes Buch voller Geschichten über codierte Nachrichten, verdeckte Treffen und die zweifelhaften Motive eines Doppelagenten – und gibt einen einzigartigen Einblick in das mächtigste und am meisten gefürchtete Terror-Netzwerk der Welt.