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    DescriptionFollowing the killing of Osama bin Laden, polls showed that Americans were more anxious about terrorism than they were before his death. The new front in the War on Terror is the "homegrown enemy," domestic terrorists who have become the focus of sprawling counterterrorism structures of policing and surveillance in the United States, the UK and across Europe. Based on several years of research and reportage from Dallas to Dewsbury, and written in exciting, precise prose, this is the first comprehensive critique of counter-radicalization strategies in the US and the UK. The new policies and policing campaigns have been backed by an anti- extremism industry of newly minted experts, and by examining the ideas of commentators like Martin Amis, Peter Beinart, and Christopher Caldwell, the book also looks at the way liberalism has itself been transformed by its embrace of anti-extremism.


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    Title
    The Muslims are Coming
    Subtitle
    Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Arun Kundnani
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 580 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781781681596
    ISBN 10: 1781681597
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC subject category V2: JPWL, HRAM9
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: POL004000
    B&T General Subject: 650
    BISAC V2.8: SOC031000, POL037000
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    DC22: 363.32516097, 363.325/160973
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    DC23: 363.32517
    LC classification: HV6432 .K856 2014
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    Thema V1.0: JPWL, QRAM9
    Publisher
    Verso Books
    Imprint name
    Verso Books
    Publication date
    18 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    ARUN KUNDNANI is a visiting fellow at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He has been a visiting fellow at the London Metropolitan University, an Open Society Fellow of the Soros Foundation and the editor of the journal Race and Class. He is the author of The End of Tolerance: Racism in 21st Century Britain. He lives in New York.
    Review quote
    "Excellent and timely - a compelling guide to the debate over the nature of British Islam" -Telegraph. "An important and moving investigation of the costs of the 'war on terror' for those who have been its targets, including the thousands of innocent Muslims who have been infiltrated, entrapped, and surveilled in the search for the radicalized terrorist among us. Kundnani gives eloquent voice to the communities that have been regulated, watched, and silenced by the national security state." --David Cole, author of "Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism" "A bold new look at the much discussed issue of surveillance, documenting how it impacts the communities most affected--American and British Muslims. With incisive reporting from across the US and the UK, combined with trenchant analysis, Arun Kundnani captures what it feels like to be a 'suspect population.' " --Deepa Kumar, author of "Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire" "This timely and urgent analysis carefully examines the ideologies and law enforcement strategies that undergird the domestic War on Terror. What Kundnani finds is disturbing: sweeping, specious radicalization theory and racialized assumptions about the nature of Islam drive domestic counterterrorism practices. This has had devastating consequences for the rights and liberties of Muslims and the state of constitutional protections in the US and UK." --Jeanne Theoharis, author of "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks" "An incisive, scholarly, bold, and convincing critique of the never-ending 'War on Terror, ' whose roots extend far beyond the tragedy of 9/11. An important work."--Wajahat Ali, cohost of Al Jazeera America's "The Stream" and author of "The Domestic Crusaders" "Indispensable and powerful ... Essential reading for government officials engaged in designing our counterterrorism policies, as well as readers trying to make sense of them."-- Faiza Patel, Codirector of the Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center, NYU School of Law "A must