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New Security Challenges

Extremists in Our Midst

Confronting Terror

Authors: Baker, Abdul Haqq

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Baker provides a unique insider perspective on factors affecting British Muslim converts and their susceptibility to violent radicalisation, including firsthand accounts of convicted terrorists Richard Reid (the 'Shoe Bomber'), Zacarius Moussaoui (the 20th 9/11 bomber), and Abdullah el-Faisal who is alleged to have been a radicalising influence.

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Abdul Haqq Baker is Lecturer in Terrorism Studies at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews, UK, and Research Fellow at the European Muslim Research Centre (EMRC), University of Exeter, UK. He is also Founder and Managing Director of Strategy To Reach Empower & Educate Teenagers (STREET) UK Ltd. Between 1994 and 2009, he was Chairman of the Brixton Mosque in London, UK. He is widely acknowledged as an authority on processes relating to violent extremism and counter-radicalization in the UK.

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"This is a rare, indeed unique contribution to the field of terrorism studies. Abdul Haqq Baker provides an insightful account into the issue of violent extremism in the UK. He offers a powerful counter-narrative against the crass securitization of Salafi and other identities, and I fully recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand better the complex intersectionalities of Islamic conversion, identity, politicisation, traumatisation, marginalisation, violent extremism and counter-terrorism." Basia Spalek, Reader in Communities and Justice and Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer, Institute of Applied Social Studies, University of Birmingham, UK

"This first class study in countering extremism offers a counterintuitive response that challenges conventional wisdom by addressing the question: Are British Muslim converts more susceptible to violent extremism or are they the most effective members of the Muslim community in countering it? In a world which continues to be threatened by foreign and domestic acts of terrorism, Extremists in Our Midst: Confronting Terror is a 'must read.'' From the Foreword by John L. Esposito, Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University, USA


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Extremists in Our Midst
Book Subtitle
Confronting Terror
Authors
Series Title
New Security Challenges
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-31690-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230316904
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29654-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-56976-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33372-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 280
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