“Depicts the Muslim world as it really isùa place of complexity and contradiction where globo-culture meets religion with surprising consequences.” ùQ News Magazine
“Elegant, witty and informative. Aziz represents a fascinating and timely perspective on the Middle East.” ùHenry Hemming, author, Misadventure in the Middle East
“This is an absorbing read about Islam in the modern world from a writer with much promise.” ùEhsan Masood, journalist and author, British Muslims
“Religion, ethnicity, culture, identity, international relations, and Islamic social history are cogently discussed and interpreted.” ùTahir Abbas, director, Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Culture, University of Birmingham, UK
“A fascinating and enjoyable read.” ùAli M Ansari, author, Confronting Iran: The Failure of American Foreign Policy and the Roots of Mistrust
Like no other book about the contemporary Muslim world.” ùReza Aslan, author, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam
Using the cities and culture of the Middle East as a backdrop, this study explores issues within the Arab world and in its relations with the West. Serious debate is interspersed with witty travel dialogue to discuss many issues facing the Eastern world today, such as the adoption of Western popular culture, the war on terror, the Arab-Israeli conflict, martyrdom, the position of women in Islam, and the Western view of the Muslim world.
Shahzad Aziz is a lawyer who specializes in human rights and asylum law.
Shahzad Aziz read law at Brunel University (London) and studied his Masters of Philosophy in criminology at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University. Having attended the Inns of Court School of Law in London, Shahzad qualified as a barrister in 2000.
Since qualifying, Shahzad has specialised in human rights and asylum law. In particular, his legal practice has centred on representing those fleeing torture and persecution by state and non-state agents in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia for reasons of race, religion, political affiliation or membership of a vulnerable social group.
Author: Shahzad Aziz
Publisher: Amal Press
Year Published: 2008
Length: 8.9 in
Width: 5.9 in
Height: 0.7 in