By Kate Zebiri

When the Western mass-media speak of conversion to Islam, we're bombarded with debts of susceptible humans brainwashed right into a tradition of extremism. even though, in truth, the overwhelming majority who convert are well-educated, liberal in outlook, and doing in order the results of a long-considered and heart-felt determination. what's extra, their numbers are becoming. In British Muslim Converts, Kate Zebiri appears to be like at those situations of conversion, and examines the contribution that converts are making to an indigenous Western Islamic inspiration and discourse. Overcoming the West/Islam divide simply by advantage of who they're, Zebiri examines the converts’ certain power to behave as cultural mediators among Muslims and non-Muslims, in addition to their skill to behave as a reforming strength. trained through interviews with converts in addition to released and web fabric, this attention-grabbing learn is the single exploration of this precise staff in British society.

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