Schooling the Enemy Within: Politics and Pedagogy

  • Khawlah AhmedEmail author


Ahmed examines the issue of schooling Muslim students in the USA and Europe, and how and why the counterparts of these new ‘challenges’, ‘suspects’, ‘problems’, a few decades ago, were seen as some of the top achievers whose numbers ranked among the highest percentages of university candidates, competing in the fields of medicine, engineering, and the sciences; their communities, some of the most law abiding, productive and successful in society. The chapter draws attention to the idea that today’s governments and academic institutions may seem confused and are at a loss as to how to deal with this new ‘enemy within’, yet they fail to recognize that these may be the by-products of the past decade of political rhetoric that has alienated these students, if not directly through the school systems and the ‘neoliberal pedagogy’, but through the political rhetoric that has deemed their communities as threats and enemies to societies-venomous rhetoric which has trickled into the classroom.


Muslim Community Political Rhetoric Criminal Justice Agency Muslim Student Ethnic Segregation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.American University of SharjahSharjahUnited Arab Emirates

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