British Muslim Converts: Choosing Alternative Lives by Kate Zebiri

By Kate Zebiri

When the Western mass-media speak of conversion to Islam, we're bombarded with money owed of susceptible humans brainwashed right into a tradition of extremism. besides 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 selection. what's extra, their numbers are transforming into. In British Muslim Converts, Kate Zebiri appears to be like at those circumstances of conversion, and examines the contribution that converts are making to an indigenous Western Islamic idea and discourse. Overcoming the West/Islam divide simply by advantage of who they're, Zebiri examines the converts’ certain strength to behave as cultural mediators among Muslims and non-Muslims, in addition to their skill to behave as a reforming strength. educated via interviews with converts in addition to released and web fabric, this interesting examine is the one exploration of this exact team in British society.

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