Thomas, Paul (2013) Book Review:'Young Muslims, Pedagogy and Islam' by M.G.Khan (2012) Bristol:Policy Press. Youth and Policy Journal (111). pp. 102-104. ISSN 0262-9798

AS I WAS reviewing this book, a (supposedly ‘liberal’) Coalition government minister resuscitated
calls for the full force of British law to be used against the small minority of Muslims, themselves
a small societal minority, who wear the Niqab, or full face covering. Both France and Belgium, the
latter a national government who can agree on virtually nothing else, have passed such laws. This gives some small sense of the Islamophobic climate in western countries in recent years that has
cast young Muslims as the ‘modern folk devils’ and which provides the frame for this fascinating
and compelling book. M.G. Khan highlights how this external gaze, and forms of ‘purist’ internal
Muslim community re

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