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Securitizing the Educated Muslim: Islamophobia, Radicalization and the Muslim Female Student

  • Tania Saeed
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Part of the Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series book series ( CAL)

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the ‘securitized’ Muslim student, portrayed as an intelligent yet vulnerable individual, susceptible to radical ideologies of extremist groups. This susceptibility has drawn universities into an Orwellian framework of monitoring and surveillance, creating greater insecurity for and about Muslim students. The chapter explores such narratives of insecurity placed within the wider discourse of radicalization and Islam. The narratives reveal how the fear of the radical Muslim student has implicated Islamic Student Societies (ISocs), with ISoc sisters particularly experiencing Islamophobia within and outside the university. Their accounts illustrate how Muslim students are not only under suspicion, but are also suspicious of being watched, spied on, or feared by fellow students.

Keywords

Social Cohesion Muslim Woman Muslim Community Taboo Word Student Society 
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  • Tania Saeed
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  1. 1.Lahore University of Management SciencesLahorePakistan

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