Muslims in the West After 9/11: Religion, Law and Politics

Author: Jocelyne Cesari

November 18, 2009

Since 9/11 and the Madrid and London bombings of 2004 and 2005, the Muslim presence in Europe and the United States has become a major political concern. Many have raised questions regarding potential links between Western Muslims, radical Islam, and terrorism. Whatever the justification of such concerns, it is insufficient to address the subject of Muslims in the West from an exclusively counter-terrorist perspective. Based on empirical studies of Muslims in the United States and Western Europe, this volume, edited by Jocelyne Cesari, posits the situation of Muslim minorities in a broader reflection on the status of liberalism in Western foreign policies. The book also explores the changes in immigration policies, multiculturalism, and secularism that have been shaped by the new international context of the 'war on terror'.

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