'The Infidel Within': Muslims in Britain since 1800

December 4, 2020
'The Infidel Within': Muslims in Britain since 1800

Muslims constitute Britain's second largest religious grouping,and writing about their experiences has found a new audience inrecent years-though not always through a positive lens. But aproper historical treatment of their arrival, settlement andestablishment had been conspicuously absent until Humayun Ansari'sseminal work, reissued here in an updated edition. "The InfidelWithin" draws together rich archival research and first-handexperience into a broad, integrated history of the Muslim presencein Britain. Among the topics addressed are migration and settlementin Britain before 1945, the evolution of a British Muslim identity,Muslim women and families, Muslims and education, and the growingmobilization of Muslims in Britain's political, religious andeconomic life. This definitive and sympathetic history, broughtright up to date, is a must-read for anyone seeking to understandmodern Britain.