‘…it [the book] challenges a popular stereotype of Salafi Islam, prevalent among many experts and many Muslims and non-Muslims alike, who fail to distinguish between mainstream and violent Salafism, equating all Salafis with violent Jihadists.’
‘If Abdul Haqq Baker were a supporter of terrorism, he would be one of the world’s most dangerous men. Instead, some of Britain’s frontline experts on Islamic radicalism consider him to be one of the most effective and important voices for preventing young men from falling into terrorism.’
Excerpt from page 309
‘This book examines community-based approaches to counter-terrorism through an analysis of the notions of community, partnership, engagement, gender and religion in order to shed new light on the potential of and drawbacks to these approaches.
Excerpt from Abdul Haqq’s Chapter 4 – ‘Engagement and Partnership in Community-Based Approaches to Counter-Terrorism’, page 77
‘A significant proportion of the young Muslim population in Britain continues to view the police and other statutory authorities with mistrust. Negative pre-conversion experiences of African-Caribbean converts add to this sense of mistrust due to indelible impressions and scars to the racial psyche of such individuals…post conversion experiences and similar Islamophobic attitudes…have only served to reinforce pre-existing mistrust and suspicions.’