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The State We Are In: Identity, Terror and the Law of Jihad
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2008
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The London terror outrage of July 7 2005 and the failed attacks almost 2 years later once again in London and Glasgow made it clear that the threat from suicide bombers does not simply come from foreigners who slip into the country, but from people who live and have grown up amongst us. How and why British-born Muslims would want to blow themselves up is difficult to understand, though understand we must if we are to prevent these acts in the future.

The chapters in this book are written by evolving and renowned Muslim scholars in the field of Islamic studies. Particularly focusing on the legal discussions on Jihad, these scholars differentiate between key Islamic concepts and rules pertaining to the conduct of war and its jurisprudence and the hate-inspired crime scourging the earth today.

In this updated and expanded edition, the contributors address crucial contemporary issues and challenges facing Muslims in the West. Draw...
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... offers an opportunity to be circumspect of the theological inconsistencies that embarrass Islam and Muslims.
Ali Adnan Ibrahim, Adjunct Professor and Fulbright Scholar, Georgetown University Law Center
This is a serious and thoughtful collection of essays by Muslim scholars and writers. It draws on a wide range of sources to assess the political and theological issues raised by violence conducted in the name of Islam. It deserves to be widely read, by Muslims and non-Muslims alike.


David Hayes, www.openDemocracy.net
This thought-provoking collection of writings identifies and interrogates the complex reality and rhetoric of Islamic political radicalism in Britain today. Through a searching examination, it challenges the apparent monopoly on interpreting the faith that is claimed by Islamic radicals, and exposes the degree of misunderstanding that exists, among both Muslims and non-Muslims with respect to the concept of jihad.

Importantly, it does not pull its punches as far as critiquing government policy and exposing the limitations of current Britis
Professor Humayun Ansari, Author of, The Infidel Within: The History of Muslims in Britain, 1800 to the Present
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