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Much has been written about the American 'war on terror', but what about the British governments'? In this study of the British state's counterinsurgency at home, Rizwaan Sabir argues that the practices it uses against suspected terrorists are the same regardless of whether they are on the streets of Basra and Baghdad or in Bradford and Birmingham. Shining a light on CONTE Much has been written about the American 'war on terror', but what about the British governments'? In this study of the British state's counterinsurgency at home, Rizwaan Sabir argues that the practices it uses against suspected terrorists are the same regardless of whether they are on the streets of Basra and Baghdad or in Bradford and Birmingham. Shining a light on CONTEST, the UK government's counterterrorism strategy, it becomes clear that the state doesn’t just target individual suspects, but much broader sections of the population, including large sections of the country's Muslim community. Packaged and sold as a 'non-violent' approach, in reality its effects involve overtly violent procedures including shoot-to-kill, detention, and stop-and-search. Arguing that this strategy is an extension of the practices of counterinsurgency taking place in the active war theaters of Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, Shadows of Suspicion calls for a new approach to counterterrorism based on the rights of Muslims to govern their own affairs and identity.


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Much has been written about the American 'war on terror', but what about the British governments'? In this study of the British state's counterinsurgency at home, Rizwaan Sabir argues that the practices it uses against suspected terrorists are the same regardless of whether they are on the streets of Basra and Baghdad or in Bradford and Birmingham. Shining a light on CONTE Much has been written about the American 'war on terror', but what about the British governments'? In this study of the British state's counterinsurgency at home, Rizwaan Sabir argues that the practices it uses against suspected terrorists are the same regardless of whether they are on the streets of Basra and Baghdad or in Bradford and Birmingham. Shining a light on CONTEST, the UK government's counterterrorism strategy, it becomes clear that the state doesn’t just target individual suspects, but much broader sections of the population, including large sections of the country's Muslim community. Packaged and sold as a 'non-violent' approach, in reality its effects involve overtly violent procedures including shoot-to-kill, detention, and stop-and-search. Arguing that this strategy is an extension of the practices of counterinsurgency taking place in the active war theaters of Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, Shadows of Suspicion calls for a new approach to counterterrorism based on the rights of Muslims to govern their own affairs and identity.

6 review for Shadows of Suspicion: Counterterrorism, Muslims and the British Security State

  1. 5 out of 5

    Asim Qureshi

    I've been very privileged to read an early draft of this book. I can say right now that this will be the stand out book for all in 2021 when it is released. Dr Rizwaan Sabir tells the story of his 7 days in detention, accused of possessing a terrorism publication only to be released. This book tells the story of the surveillance and trauma that accompanied this wrongful violence of the state in his life. As conversations take place internationally on the role of policing in our lives, this relev I've been very privileged to read an early draft of this book. I can say right now that this will be the stand out book for all in 2021 when it is released. Dr Rizwaan Sabir tells the story of his 7 days in detention, accused of possessing a terrorism publication only to be released. This book tells the story of the surveillance and trauma that accompanied this wrongful violence of the state in his life. As conversations take place internationally on the role of policing in our lives, this relevance and importance of this book cannot be overemphasised.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Fahid Qurashi

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