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British South Asian Muslims after7/7: ethnicity, multiculturalismand political radicalism
PowerPoint presentation to the Centre for Researchin Ethnic Relations Seminar Series, University ofWarwick 
Dr Tahir Abbas
Senior Lecturer in SociologyDirector, Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and CultureUniversity of Birmingham, UK
28 February 2006
 
1.
Contents
An analysis of British Muslim identities, particularly in the lightof the events of
7 July 2005
.
I will cover,
1
.
The
migration and settlement
of Muslims in Britainis elaborated upon
.
2
.
The debates in relation to
assimilation,integration and multiculturalism
are discussed
.3.H
ow
radical political Islam
has developedglobally and how it has impacted in the localcontext is examined,
pre- and
 
post-
7/7
.4.
The
discussion
explores the pertinentsociological and policy relevant questions thatemerge, identifying key
trends and issues for thefuture
.
 
2
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Population (a)
1m of Britain·s 1
.
6m Muslims originate from South Asia (two-thirds arefrom Pakistan, under a third from Bangladesh and the remainder from India)
.
The other half a million or so is from Middle East, NorthAfrica, Eastern Europe and South East Asia
.
British Muslims remain concentrated in older post-industrial cities andconurbations in the South East, the Midlands and the North
The Muslim population of London ²1 million (total 7
.
2 million);Birmingham -150,000 (1 million) ²this includes the world·s biggestexpatriate Kashmiri population
.
Nine per cent of all British Muslimswere found to be in Birmingham (ONS 200
3
)
Scotland 60,000 (
33
,000 in Glasgow); Wales 50,000; N
.
Ireland
4
000
This British Muslim population has grown from about 21,000 in 1951 to1
.
6m at present (Peach in Abbas, 2005)
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