The rise of Islamic radicalism among British Bangladeshis

Zeitlyn, Benjamin (2005) The rise of Islamic radicalism among British Bangladeshis. Journal of Peace Studies, 12 (1).

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This paper aims to examine the background and reasons for the rise of Islamic radicalism amongst British Bangladeshis. Islamic 'fundamentalism', anti-western sentiments and the politicisation of Islam have been dominant themes in the media and public consciousness in recent years. Why have Islam and western secular democracy come to be seen as irreconcilable enemies? Why do British citizens choose to prioritise or emphasise their Islamic identity over and against their British identity? Why are radical forms of political Islam attractive? These are questions that will be examined here.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G0001 Geography (General)
Depositing User: Benji Zeitlyn
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:19
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2012 08:07
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