Muslim is not a dirty word

Cohen, Nick
October 2004
New Statesman;10/4/2004, Vol. 133 Issue 4708, p10
Offers a look at the image of British Muslims as portrayed by the government and the media as of October 2004. Report that the Muslim Council of Britain received 2,000 threatening e-mails; Reference to the books "The Rotters' Club" and "The Closed Circle," by Jonathan Coe, which look at a time when an immigrant culture was held guilty of terrorism by association; Problems with multiculturalism, including the inability of cultures to comprehend one another; Discussion of why British Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Kashmiris, Arabs, Somalis and others became known as "the Muslims," superceding all differences of background, interest and class; Acceptance of the religious identity "the Muslims" by British Muslims; Reference to a report entitled "Islamophobia: a challenge for us all," by the Runnymede Trust; Infringements of the British government on civil liberties in the name of public security.


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