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By Jocelyne Cesari

This booklet is the 1st systematic try and learn the location of eu and American Muslims after September 11, and to give a entire research in their non secular, political, and felony situations.

Since Sept. 11, and especially because the Madrid and London bombings of 2004 and 2005, the Muslim presence in Europe and the U.S. has develop into a tremendous political difficulty. Many have raised questions concerning power hyperlinks among Western Muslims, radical Islam, and terrorism. regardless of the justification of such issues, it's inadequate to handle the topic of Muslims within the West from an solely counter-terrorist viewpoint. in accordance with empirical reviews of Muslims within the US and Western Europe, this edited quantity posits the placement of Muslim minorities in a broader mirrored image at the prestige of liberalism in Western international rules. It additionally explores the alterations in immigration regulations, multiculturalism and secularism which were formed through the recent overseas context of the ‘war on terror’.

This ebook can be of significant curiosity to scholars of severe defense reviews, Islamic reports, Sociology and Political technology in general.

Jocelyne Cesari is an affiliate at Harvard’s middle for heart jap reviews and the heart for ecu reports, educating at Harvard Divinity institution and the govt. division, focusing on Islam and the center East.

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eISBN: 978–0–203–86396–1

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The state gives a tangible reality to our rights because it translates our natural rights into legal rights that can be enforced by an executive and a judicial power. We are not only natural individuals or specimens of a natural species having some common values, but we are also citizens of a state. If we are not recognized as citizens or if we are not granted a legal personality — as, for example, slaves, or “illegal” and “non-uniformed” combatants in the so-called war on terror — then we are outside of the range and the protection of the law and maybe just as powerless as someone who is excluded from humanity.

A well-functioning democratic state guarantees only the “freedom rights” of all persons within its territory, irrespective of their nationality, not the political rights. ), but also immigrants, refugees, stateless people, visitors, tourists, etc. The state is an instrument of the law and not an instrument of the nation or the nationality. The nation or ethnicity is not more important than the law. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states the following: Each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes to respect and to ensure to all individuals within its territory and subject to its jurisdiction the rights recognized in the present Covenant, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

It cannot make you a stateless person because that would mean taking away your political and economic rights, and probably your freedom rights as well, albeit indirectly. All types of human rights are connected as we will see later on, and the loss of one type inevitably means the loss of all other types. As a stateless person, you also run the risk of deportation, of being banned from your home and country. The possibility of going to another country as a refugee — even if you are not deported — and of enjoying your freedom rights in that country — if it is a democratic state — may not make up for the loss of your home.

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