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About Tahir Abbas

Tahir Abbas is an Assistant Professor at the Institute Security and Global Affairs at Leiden University in The Hague and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Department of Government at The London School of Economics and Political Science. His forthcoming book is Islamophobia and Radicalisation in an Age of Perpetual War (Hurst, 2019).


Articles by Tahir Abbas

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Claire Provost

Claire Provost is editor of 50.50 covering gender, sexuality and social justice.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

On the wrong side of history: the dangers facing Brexitland

"Britain is sadly leading the way in a regressive, narrow-minded and divisive politics... I am leaving behind a Brexit Britain that is rudderless, leaderless and completely hollow within."

"The Islamist": a radical journey

Ed Husain’s political and intellectual trajectory reveals much about the seductions of dogma, says Tahir Abbas.

'The Trouble with Islam Today', Irshad Manji

"Hard-hitting and challenging questions that go to the heart of many of the dilemmas that Muslims face."

Muslims in Britain after 7/7: the problem of the few

The July bombs in London have dominated discussion of British Muslims in 2005. But, says Tahir Abbas, even more important than the social problems of young Muslims is the quality and character of Muslim leadership.
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