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The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West.

By: Vidino, Lorenzo.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare: Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (337 p.).ISBN: 9780231522298.Subject(s): Islam and politics - Western countries | Islam and politics -- Western countries | Islamic fundamentalism - Western countries | Islamic fundamentalism -- Western countries | Muslims - Western countries - Politics and government | Muslims -- Western countries -- Politics and government | Terrorism - Religious aspects - Islam | Terrorism -- Religious aspects -- IslamGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The New Muslim Brotherhood in the WestDDC classification: 322.1091821 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Who Speaks for Western Muslims?; 2. The Western Brotherhood; 3. Aims and Methods; 4. The Governments ' Dilemma; 5. Great Britain; 6. Germany; 7. The United States; 8. The Brothers and Terrorism; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: In both Europe and North America, organizations tracing their origins back to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist movements have rapidly evolved into multifunctional, richly funded organizations. They now compete to become the major representatives of Western Muslim communities and government interlocutors. Some analysts and policy makers see these organizations as positive forces encouraging integration. Others treat them as modern-day Trojan horses that feign moderation while radicalizing Western Muslims. Lorenzo Vidino brokers a third and more informed view. Having compl
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Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Who Speaks for Western Muslims?; 2. The Western Brotherhood; 3. Aims and Methods; 4. The Governments ' Dilemma; 5. Great Britain; 6. Germany; 7. The United States; 8. The Brothers and Terrorism; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

In both Europe and North America, organizations tracing their origins back to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist movements have rapidly evolved into multifunctional, richly funded organizations. They now compete to become the major representatives of Western Muslim communities and government interlocutors. Some analysts and policy makers see these organizations as positive forces encouraging integration. Others treat them as modern-day Trojan horses that feign moderation while radicalizing Western Muslims. Lorenzo Vidino brokers a third and more informed view. Having compl

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CHOICE Review

In this informative, well-written book, Vidino (Harvard Univ.) examines the internal policy dilemmas Western countries face in the context of the Muslim Brotherhood in their midst. The larger question is whether Muslims generally, and the Brotherhood in particular, should enjoy the same rights and privileges as every other group in a pluralist democracy to encourage their assimilation or should be treated differently given their assumed anti-Western sentiments and the alleged ties of some to jihadist beliefs and organizations. Are they "a potential friend, a deceitful enemy, or something in between". Vidino traces the genesis, beliefs, modus operandi, and objectives of the Brotherhood and indicates its growing salience and sophistication in Western countries (though some of the latter is based on anecdotal evidence and some connections appear a bit overstretched). He explores two problematic issues--how representative is the Brotherhood of Muslims in the West, and how should Western governments respond to it. He argues that the importance of the Brotherhood should not be ignored and advocates a policy of "cautious and informed engagement" so that the West is neither duped nor unduly swamped by alarmism. Summing Up: Recommended. All readership levels. A. Ahmad Black Hills State University

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Lorenzo Vidino is a fellow with the International Security Program's Initiative on Religion in International Affairs at the Belfer Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is also a Peace Scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace and author of the first book on al Qaeda in Europe, Al Qaeda in Europe: The New Battleground of Global Jihad . Vidino holds a law degree from the University of Milan Law School and a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

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