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    DescriptionThe London and Madrid bombings, the French riots, the uproar over the Danish Muhammad cartoons, foiled plots at Heathrow Airport, in Frankfurt Germany and Copenhagen-these events all underscore the volatile relationship between Muslims and their European hosts. Who are these angry Muslims? How did so many come to Europe? Covering eight countries and thirty cities, but focusing on Britain and France, Europe's Angry Muslims provides an authoritative and engaging account of how Islam came to 20th century Europe and altered the continent's cultural, political, and security landscape. This balanced book combines first hand reporting, based on interviews of former radicals, scrutiny of court records, historical background, and cutting-edge analysis to capture the complex phenomenon of European Islam. Leiken cites actual speeches and testimony from radical imams such as Abu Hamza, now under arrest. The author takes us to the streets of East London where veiled women shop in medieval market stalls, where arranged marriages are standard, and jihad videos available under the counter. We visit the Paris housing projects after the French riots of autumn 2005, with a local hero, a sincere Muslim and ex-rapper. Perhaps most important, the book describes how good intentions and bottom lines, cheap labor and cheap grace paved the road to terror and social dislocation. It unravels the connections, real and imagined, between immigration and terrorism. In charting the path of radical Islam into Europe, the book examines how home grown terrorists linked up with radical mentors, deepening and reconfiguring the "clash of civilizations" debate. Europe's Angry Muslims is the first book to provide an in-depth look at the emerging Islamic threat in Europe in an objective and comprehensive way, combining sharp-eyed reportage with a provocative, engaging narrative.


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    Title
    Europe's Angry Muslims
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert S. Leiken
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195328974
    ISBN 10: 0195328973
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JPS
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JFFN
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WEUROP
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    Ingram Theme: RELI/ISLAM
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: POL011000, HIS010020, POL037000, SOC048000
    B&T Approval Code: A40555400, A13467000
    BISAC V2.8: POL011010
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    DC22: 305.697094
    BIC subject category V2: HRHP
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    BISAC V2.8: REL037010
    LC classification: D1056.2.M87 L45 2012
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 908.8/297
    DC23: 908.8297
    Thema V1.0: JPS, JBFH, QRPP
    Illustrations note
    10 b/w halftones
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    01 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Robert S. Leiken is the Director of the Immigration and National Security Program at The Nixon Center, as well as a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. His commentaries have appeared in the major American newspapers and his reports and essays in Foreign Affairs, The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, The Weekly Standard, Foreign Policy, The Times Literary Supplement, Commentary, Washington Post Outlook, The Los Angeles Sunday Times and The Political Science Quarterly.
    Review quote
    Leiken brings and interestingly broad perspective to the subject and takes time to get to grips with some of the detailed and nuanced, often conflicting, aspects of the topic. ... the book is a very useful addition to the genre. It is written in a very accessible style and brings much-needed nuance and a well-grounded set of perspectives that help the reader to form a more rounded picture of the complex dynamics involved. Dilwar Hussain, The Muslim World Book Review Extensively sourced, robustly argued...timely and provocative. Publisher's Weekly He writes with eloquence, bringing to life the grim realities of the French banlieues and of the back-to-back houses of immigrant families in Leeds, where his requests for information met an impenetrable wall of silence. The Economist A critical examination of the historical factors and conditions that produced the conflictual relations between the Muslim minority communities and their European hosts. Leiken's narrative ... produces important insights. Washington Times What Robert Leiken does most adeptly is to synthesise and consolidate much of the existing work from the last decade into a well-written study Literary Review An in-depth study, based on extensive field research and interviews, of the dynamics that have created the ground for Europe to become a hotbed of Islamist extremism by its second generation of Muslim immigrants. Joshua Sinai, Perspectives on Terrorism
    Table of contents
    1. Introduction ; 2. Connections: Two Kahns, two bombings ; 3. Radicalization: Europe's Angry Muslims Up Close ; 4. The European web of jihad networks ; 5. The road was paved with good intentions ; 6. The Europeans from Mars: a "French Intifida"? ; 7. Assimilation and Terror: An Anatomy ; 8. European racism: the bigotry that dares not speak its name? ; 9. Where the One-Eyed Man is King ; 10. The Danish Cartoon Controversy; large events and small beginnings ; 11. WHAT IS BEING DONE ; 12. Solutions