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Book "Interrogating Muslims" by Schirin Amir-Moazami published

The book “Interrogating Muslims. The Liberal-Secular Matrix of Integration” by Principal Investigator Schirin Amir-Moazami, professor at the Institute of Islamic Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, has been published at Bloomsbury (here).

News from Aug 10, 2022

In her book, Amir-Moazami interrogates the discursive structures of Muslim’s integration programmes. The integration paradigm in Germany has been predicated on an imperial knowledge regime, in which Islam figures as the external friend or enemy of an imagined Christian secular. Focusing on Germany, she problematizes the grounds on which this paradigm in the form of politics of integration are justified and reasoned upon, and thereby investigates divergent operations of power vis-à-vis Muslims and Islam in a formally liberal-secular society.

Amir-Moazami essentially argues that the paradigm of integration navigates between universalist claims and particularistic-racial and religious-re-enactments of a secular nation-state framework – at a moment in which this very framework is crumbling.