Enemy Within: A Tale of Muslim Britain

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'Vital reading' Daily Telegraph
'It turns conventional wisdom on its head' Peter Oborne
'Uniquely insightful' Sunday Times
'Eloquent, calm and clever' Andrew Marr

Britain has often found groups within its borders whom it does not trust, whom it feels have a belief, culture, practice or agenda which runs contrary to those of the majority. From Catholics to Jews, miners to trade unionists , Marxists to liberals and even homosexuals, all have at times been viewed, described and treated as 'the enemy within'. Muslims are the latest in a long line of 'others' to be given this label. introduction

How did this state of affairs come to pass? What are the lessons and challenges for the future - and how will the tale of Muslim Britain develop? Sayeeda Warsi draws on her own unique position in British life, as the child of Pakistani immigrants, an outsider, who became an insider, the UK's first Muslim Cabinet minister, to explore questions of cultural difference, terrorism, surveillance, social justice, religious freedom, integration and the meaning of 'British values'. introduction

Uncompromising and outspoken, filled with arguments, real-life experience, necessary truths and possible ways forward for Muslims, politicians and the rest of us, this is a timely and urgent book. introduction

'This thoughtful and passionate book offers hope amid the gloom' David Anderson QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

'A vital book at a critical time' Helena Kennedy QC

Islamophobia is the Ku Klux Klan hatred of our time. This book is an antidote to the hypocrisy around Islam that has become such a poison in our public life. Warsi holds everyone - the state, the press, our Muslim communities - to the same standards of integrity and self-reflection. It throws down a gauntlet for all of us: to read it, understand it, and argue with it, with as much good faith as the author's (Clive Stafford Smith, Director of Reprieve and author of 'Bad Men' and 'Injustice')

Forthright and intelligent ... By tackling the "Muslim problem" head on, Lady Warsi has added to her accomplishments the feat of speaking truth to power ... It is as enjoyable to read about her devout, enlightened mother as about the pivotal points in her political career ... Thrilling and satisfying (Leila Aboulela Guardian)

The Enemy Within is such a comprehensive analysis it should be on the school syllabus as seminal ... It is only through the likes of Sayeeda Warsi that the UK stands any chance of establishing the social cohesion it needs with its Muslim population (Sir Alan Duncan)

Eloquent ... Calm and clever reflection (Andrew Marr)

Uniquely insightful (Tim Shipman Sunday Times)

A unique perspective on British multiculturalism (Afua Hirsch Guardian)

The Enemy Within is vital reading for decision-makers in Whitehall and Fleet Street. It shows that we need more of the quality that terrorists signally lack: empathy with those different from ourselves (Sameer Rahim Telegraph)

A hard headed, well-informed and intellectually coherent analysis of policy towards British Islam. Much of what Baroness Warsi reveals is deeply shocking. Again and again it turns conventional wisdom on its head. It deserves to promote a public debate on this subject which has been needed for more than 20 years (Peter Oborne)

Timely and thoughtful (Jenni Russell Sunday Times)

[Warsi is] a trailblazer ... [She] writes with conviction (Spectator)

Detalii
Autor WARSI, Sayeeda
An apariţie 2018
Editura Penguin
Nr pagini 416
Dimensiuni 20 x 13 cm
Format Paperback, B
Etichete: warsi sayeeda
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