Securitized Citizens: Islamophobia, Racism and the 7/7 London Bombings

  title={Securitized Citizens: Islamophobia, Racism and the 7/7 London Bombings},
  author={Yasmin Hussain and Paul Bagguley},
  journal={The Sociological Review},
  pages={715 - 734}
The London bombings of 7 July 2005 were a major event shaping the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims in Britain. In this paper we introduce the idea of ‘securitized citizens’ to analyse the changing relationship between British Muslims and wider British society in response to this and similar events. Through an analysis of qualitative interviews with Muslims and non-Muslims of a variety of ethnic backgrounds in the areas where the London bombers lived in West Yorkshire we examine the… 

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