British Islamic Activism explored in Dr Sadek Hamid’s new bookTuesday 12 April 2016
A new book exploring the evolution of Islamist activist groups in Britain has been published by Dr Sadek Hamid from the Department of Theology, Philosophy & Religious Studies.
In Sufis, Salafis and Islamists: The Contested Ground of British Islamic Activism, the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow discusses the growth and development of the Young Muslims UK, Hizb ut-Tahrir, the Salafi JIMAS organisation and Traditional Islam Network.
He said: "I hope that Sufis, Salafis and Islamists: The Contested Ground of British Islamic Activism will help to explain how three globally influential religious paradigms have shaped the religiosity of second and third-generation British Muslims, as well as contextualising current debates about religious radicalisation."
With a particular focus on second-generation British Muslims, Dr Hamid explains how groups gain and lose support, embrace and reject foreign ideologies, and succeed and fail to provide youth with compelling models of British Muslim identity.