By Kate Zebiri

ISBN-10: 1851685464

ISBN-13: 9781851685462

When the Western mass-media speak of conversion to Islam, we're bombarded with debts of weak humans brainwashed right into a tradition of extremism. in spite of the fact that, in truth, the overwhelming majority who convert are well-educated, liberal in outlook, and doing in order the results of a long-considered and heart-felt determination. what's extra, their numbers are becoming. In British Muslim Converts, Kate Zebiri seems at those circumstances of conversion, and examines the contribution that converts are making to an indigenous Western Islamic inspiration and discourse. Overcoming the West/Islam divide simply by advantage of who they're, Zebiri examines the converts’ distinctive strength to behave as cultural mediators among Muslims and non-Muslims, in addition to their skill to behave as a reforming strength. expert through interviews with converts in addition to released and web fabric, this interesting research is the single exploration of this targeted team in British society.

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