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The Islamic state in Britain : radicalization and resilience in an activist network

Author: Michael Kenney
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Structural analysis in the social sciences, 47.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on extensive field research with activists on the streets of London, Michael Kenney provides the first ethnographic study of a European network implicated in terrorist attacks and sending fighters to the Islamic State. For over twenty years, al-Muhajiroun (Arabic for 'the Emigrants') strived to create an Islamic state in Britain through high-risk activism. A number of Emigrants engaged in violence, while
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kenney
ISBN: 9781108470803 1108470807
OCLC Number: 1035739572
Description: xii, 287 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: meeting the emigrants --
Al-Muhajiroun's small-world solution / with Stephen Coulthart and Dominick Wright --
Joining the emigrants --
A community of true believers --
Resilient activism --
Leaving al-Muhajiroun --
Conclusion: ending the emigrants.
Series Title: Structural analysis in the social sciences, 47.
Responsibility: Michael Kenney.

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