Muslim Identity in a Turbulent Age

Islamic Extremism and Western Islamophobia

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Editor(s): 
Mike Hardy, Fiyaz Mughal, Sarah Markiewicz
  • Philadelphia, PA: 
    Jessica Kingsley Publishing, Ltd.
    , January
     2017.
     272 pages.
     $24.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9781785921520.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

How can Islam be understood in the context of internal struggles for unity and identity, a rise in anti-Muslim hate crime and continued media portrayals of violence, extremism, warfare and oppression? Looking at Islam as a faith, a whole system with political dimensions and through the lens of Western media, this book sets out to clarify the nature of true Islam and the true nature of Islam.

With diverse contributions from Muslims, Christians and individuals with no religious affiliations, this collection of essays respond to the King of Jordan's Amman Message - an initiative seeking to clarify Islam as a religion of peace - in light of recent international events such as the Charlie Hebdo controversy. Presenting fresh perspectives on a frequently misrepresented religion, this book offers a platform for debate about Islam's place within Western culture and political systems, and the role that faith communities can play in seeking peace and reconciliation.

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