Climate of Fear: “The Battle for British Islam,” a Critical Review

The following book review was published by Counterpunch on October 4.

Earlier this year Sara Khan published a confused book with the ambitious and progressive-sounding title The Battle for British Islam: Reclaiming Muslim Identity from Extremism. But the book is far from ambitious or progressive, quite the opposite in fact. In rare moments the book sneaks in glancing criticisms of the British government’s “draconian” (p.189) methods of fighting Muslim extremism, but on the whole The Battle for British Islam is best seen as another tedious defence of the government’s PREVENT strategy – a strategy which ostensibly aims to stop people (most particularly Muslims) from becoming terrorists, but in reality does nothing of the sort…

My article is continued here…

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