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[Book Review]: "Human Rights, Islam and the Failure of Cosmopolitanism"
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CitationVlug, J. (2020). [Book Review]: "Human Rights, Islam and the Failure of Cosmopolitanism, By June Edmunds (London and New York: Routledge, 2017), vi + 174 pp. Price HB £90.00. EAN 978–1317612414.". Journal of Islamic Studies, 31(2), 286-290.
June Edmunds’s work weighs in on the bourgeoning debate on Islam and human rights in the European political sphere. The book is explicitly written in the wake of several terrorist attacks in Europe (the author highlights the Charlie Hebdo and Bataclan attacks in France and the subsequent state of emergency), which intensified debates on Muslim migrants, refugees, resurgent nationalism, and national security (often at the cost of Muslim civil liberties). In this context the author asks, ‘Where do human rights stand in relation to the dilemmas thrown up by these latest attacks?’. Edmunds is clearly equipped to discuss these pertinent issues as a...