Islam in the West: Key Issues in Multiculturalism by Max Farrar, Yasmin Valli, S. Robinson, P. Wetherly

By Max Farrar, Yasmin Valli, S. Robinson, P. Wetherly

This e-book contributes to realizing of the modern courting among Muslims and the Western societies during which they dwell, focusing rather at the united kingdom. Chapters give some thought to the character of multiculturalism, in addition to a variety of particular features of way of life, together with spiritual discussion, gender, freedom of speech and politics.

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It says to its citizens, this is what defines us as a society: to belong here is to believe in these things. (Cameron 2011) These values are espoused by most multiculturalists, but there might well be dispute over the ways in which they are enforced. There was a clear indication from Cameron that those who openly deny these values (even without advocating violence) are to become pariahs; multiculturalists would oppose that. Arguing that ‘non-violent’ Islamists have provided the forums which nourished Al-Qaeda supporters in Britain, Cameron said the values underpinning their organisations must be closely scrutinised.

The subsequent Labour government declared that it was committed to creating ‘One Nation’ in which ‘racial diversity is celebrated’ (‘Race Equality and Public Services’ (March 2000) cited in Parekh 2002 p. 40). When another of Mrs Thatcher’s right-hand men, Lord Norman Tebbitt, said in 1997: ‘Multiculturalism is a divisive force. One cannot uphold two sets of ethics or be loyal to two nations, any more than a man can have two masters’, he was ‘roundly condemned and just as quickly forgotten’ (Hesse 2000 p.

But they would oppose the coalition government’s refusal in 2011 even to talk to political Islamists. Instead, they would promote dialogue and debate on all points of difference between and among all ethnic groups; 4. Adoption of a strong position on full legal rights for all ethnic minorities, and strict implementation of equal treatment regardless of ethnicity (as outlined by Kymlicka and Berkeley above) – relentlessly opposing, therefore, discrimination in any form; 5. Explicitly linking these integration processes to the discourse on radical democracy.

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