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Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism

Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism

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By (author) Karima Bennoune

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Hardback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 236mm x 36mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 15 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393081583
  • ISBN 13: 9780393081589
  • Sales rank: 54,921

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Karima Bennoune interviewed journalists, doctors, musicians, museum curators, lawyers, street vendors and women's rights activists, among others, in her three-year investigation of opposition to the rising tide of Muslim fundamentalism from Lahore to Minneapolis. Her subjects' own religious views range from the wholly secular to the deeply devout, yet all bear painful witness to the brutal effects of fundamentalist violence and oppression. Defenders of freedom, they struggle to foster creativity, compassion, discussion and diversity even sometimes in the face of death threats (and more than threats) from armed religious militants. Yet, some of these vibrant, engaging and heroic people also suffer from the consequences of counterterrorism.

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With twenty years of research and activism in human rights, Karima Bennoune is a professor of law at the University of California-Davis School of Law. She grew up in Algeria and the United States.

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"Her [Karima Bennoune's] reporting is diligent, passionate and convincing." The Economist "Bennoune offers a compelling, meticulously researched account..." Guardian Weekly "Bennoune has written a very necessary book indeed, and it is to be hoped that it will find the widest audience possible." Times Higher Education A compelling, meticulously researched account of the legions of Muslims whose struggles against fundamentalist violence are almost never reported in our media... Required reading. --Rachel Newcomb