Lecture 11 - Great Britain Political Institutions

Lecture 11 - Great Britain Political Institutions - Poly...

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Poly Sci Lecture Great Britain – Political System and Institutions (cont.) - Current Issues: o Muslims in Britain o Blair versus Brown o Britain’s “special relationship” with the US Muslims in Britain - Key demands of Muslim communities o Keeping Muslim religious and cultural heritage alive in the face of British secularism o Funding for private religious schools o Incorporation of Islam in mandatory “religion” classes in schools o In sum: not special, but equal treatment - Policies toward Muslim communities o Relatively liberal immigration policies o Multi-cultural approach, rather than emphasis on need for integration o Muslim communities have, for the most part, been accommodated regarding schooling o Relatively few constraints on mosque building o Overall: Muslim arguments regarding fair and equal treatment recognized as legitimate - Current Issues o Terrorism. o Terrorism legislation o Increasing radicalization of Muslim communities o What can/should Muslim communities do about the terrorist threat, and particularly about “homegrown terrorism”? o
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