FEAR AND LOATHING: THE POLITICAL DISCOURSE IN RELATION TO MUSLIMS AND ISLAM IN THE BRITISH CONTEMPORARY SETTING

@article{Allen2010FEARAL,
  title={FEAR AND LOATHING: THE POLITICAL DISCOURSE IN RELATION TO MUSLIMS AND ISLAM IN THE BRITISH CONTEMPORARY SETTING},
  author={Chris Allen},
  journal={CONTEMPORARY BRITISH RELIGION AND POLITICS},
  year={2010}
}
  • C. Allen
  • Published 1 December 2010
  • Sociology, Political Science
  • CONTEMPORARY BRITISH RELIGION AND POLITICS
Following the attacks on the World Trade Centre in 2001 (‘9/11’), the Los Angeles Times wrote that the ‘next big thing’ was likely to be fear. This paper seeks to consider how the notion of fear and threat has influenced and shaped British political discourse in relation to Muslims and Islam – especially ‘home-grown’ Muslims and Islam - over the past decade or so. Considering the broad spectrum of British politics, including both mainstream and fringe, this paper begins with a consideration of… 

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