An Offence: The Muslim Case
A Paperback edition by Kamila Shamsie in English (Mar 1, 2009)
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Short Description: In recent years, countless politicians and commentators have been addressing the Quran in an attempt to understand the rise of Muslim extremist ideology. They have missed the... Read more
In recent years, countless politicians and commentators have been addressing the Quran in an attempt to understand the rise of Muslim extremist ideology. They have missed the point: the most significant factor in this phenomenon is to be found within the particular circumstances of individual nation-states. Islam as a static global and temporal entity is a myth. The reality reflects a wide variety of experience founded on the co-mingling of religion, cultural and national and international politics. It is inside this individual complexity that battle-lines have been drawn and the fight waged within Islam itself, often largely unremarked upon by the world outside.
Through a consideration of the case of Pakistan, this volume seeks to place the recent surge in extremist Islam within the framework of the nation-state, and to sharpen those dangerously blurred distinctions between the Merely Offended and the Violently Offended in the course of examining the causes of offence.
An Offence Paperback edition by Kamila Shamsie
- Kamila Shamsie
- Manifestos for the Twenty-first Century, Manifestos for the 21st Centur
- Seagull Books London Ltd
- Publication date
- Mar 1, 2009
- Product dimensions
- 111 x 186 x 13mm