Allah in the WestIslamic Movements in America and Europe
Allah in the West
Islamic Movements in America and Europe
This new book is an outstanding account of the ways in which Islam is asserting its identity in the West today.
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  • March 1997
  • 288 pages
  • 154 x 229 mm / 6 x 9 in
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  • Paperback $30.00
  • 9780745615585
Table of Contents
Introduction.

Part I: 'In the Wilderness of North America':.

1. The Birth of an American Religion.

2. The Three Lives of Malcolm X.

3. Farrakhan in the Looking-Glass of America.

Part II: The Britannic Verses:.

4. Return to the Empire.

5. 'Britishness' and Identity.

6. The Rushdie Affair.

Part III: France, Land of Islam:.

7. The FIS Versus the 'Sons of France'.

8. Behind the Veil.

9. The Communalist Challenge.

Conclusion.

Notes.

Index.

About the Author
Gilles Kepel is Director of Research at the French National Science Research Council. His previous books (two of which have been translated into English - The Prophet and the Pharaoh and The Revenge of God) aroused wide interest throughout the world.
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Reviews

'Rich and fascinating.' David Pryce-Jones, The Telegraph

'Perceptive analysis ... it raises the right questions, all of them difficult.' Times Literary Supplement

'The message of this well-informed and well-documented book is one which deserves to be taken seriously.' International Affairs

'Provocative, original and controversial, France's pre-eminent authority on contemporary Islam provides us with an analysis of one of the central problems of our times: the relationship between Islam and the West. By focusing on Muslims living in the West, Gilles Kepel highlights an important dimension of the interaction. The book is recommended not only to academics but, equally important, to policy planners also'. Professor Akbar Ahmed, Selwyn College, Cambridge

'A thought-provoking and extremely well-informed contribution to the literature.' Political Studies

'The work is interesting, highly informative and adds to our knowledge and understanding of a growing contemporary phenomenon ... the book will be useful for political scientists, sociologists and others who engage with debates concerning citizenship, identity and race as well as for those concerned with the study of Islam.' Contemporary Politics

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