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Bengali Muslims: The New East End Radicals?

Title:Bengali Muslims: The New East End Radicals?
Author:Sarah Glynn
Publication:Ethnic And Racial Studies / Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
Enumeration:Vol. 25, No. 6 pp. 969 - 988 , November 2002
Abstract:This article analyses the growth of a new revivalist, internationally orientated Islam in Tower Hamlets. It moves beyond discussions of identity to look at the roles of ideology and socio-economic background, and to assess the effect of the new identities and ideologies on social and political action. It looks at why young Bengalis are being increasingly attracted to Islam, and at how this can benefit both themselves and the wider Bengali community; and it also explores where the impact of the new Islam is less positive, ending with an examination of the limits of its power as a vehicle for radical change in a deprived area of London. The article is based on interviews carried out in 2000 and 2001 as part of a wider historical study of political mobilization of Jewish and Bengali immigrants in London's East End. Keywords: Bangladeshi, Bengali, Islam, Secularism, Socialism, Tower Hamlets

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