Journal abstract In both the United States and Europe, explanations of homegrown radicalization emphasize the power of Salafi-jihadist ideology and Muslim experiences of discrimination and socioeconomic deprivation in Western countries.[…]
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Impacts of the ‘War on Terror’ on the (De-)Humanization of Christians in Pakistan: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Media Reporting
Journal abstract Religious minorities have been persecuted in Pakistan since the country’s creation in 1947. However, the rise of Islamization in the 1970s and 1980s added to the intensity of[…]
Journal abstract In an era where the use of military intervention is being debated by governments and societies all around the globe, the potentially radicalizing impact of the specific form[…]
This post was written for the Westminster Faith Debates for their debate on ‘What have we learned about radicalisation?‘ and is reproduced here with their permission. I am editor of[…]
This article utilises the concept of the ‘new home front’ to address the ethical and political reframing of national and international politics in the ‘war on terror’.
This article discusses a combined police and Muslim community response to terrorism in London.
Written in response to Mueller (2005) this paper points out that whilst Mueller’s poking of fun at the industry of fear is long overdue, several of his arguments need revision. For instance[…]
Imagined Diasporas Among Manchester Muslims: The Public Performance of Pakistani Transnational Identity Politics
Werbner’s book makes an important link between the local and international identities within diasporic communities. Focussing on the Muslim community in Manchester she demonstrates how their self-identity is much more[…]
This piece looks at the first Gulf War and how the Pakistani community in Manchester took a confrontational stance against the majority of British society and supported Saddam Hussein. In[…]