Author Archives: Tahir Abbas

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Tahir Abbas is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Fatih University, Istanbul in Turkey. Born in Birmingham, England (1970), he is author, editor and co-editor of ten books, and author and co-author of over 75 articles in specialist journals and collections. His most recent book is Islamic Radicalism and Multicultural Politics (Routledge, 2011). The subjects of his current research and book projects are comparative global ‘Islamisms’, youth resistance, civil society, transition from education to employment among young Muslim women and the ‘Kurdish issue’. He uses both qualitative and quantitative methods. Further details of his work can be found on his website and blog,

The Symbiotic Relationship between Islamophobia and Radicalisation

This situation of radical Islam among young people in the British context has become of special interest in the last two decades or so, especially since the Rushdie Affair, and particularly since the events of 7/7 in London in 2005. There are a whole host of interesting dynamics as part of this analysis, and my [...]

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