Courting Islam : the evolution of perceptions of Islam within the British and American governments from the European colonial period to the war on terror

Other Title(s)

رؤية الإسلام : تطور المفاهيم المتعلقة بالإسلام داخل الحكومتين البريطانية و الأمريكية بداية من فترة الاستعمار الأوروبي و حتى فترة الحرب ضد الإرهاب

Author

Oliver Dee, Sean

Source

Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies

Issue

Vol. 39, Issue 1 (31 Jul. 2021), pp.171-191, 21 p.

Publisher

Qatar University College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies

Publication Date

2021-07-31

Country of Publication

Qatar

No. of Pages

21

Main Subjects

Islamic Studies

Abstract EN

Purpose: This article explores the changing attitudes to, and perceptions of Islam that developed over a period in which substantive engagements between Anglo-American strategic interests brought them more and more into contact with Muslim majority governments and cultures.

Methodology: Using historical analysis, the article examines selected primary literature to understand how perceptions of Islam within American and British policymaking circles evolved during the European Colonial period.

Findings: The key finding is the extent to which perceptions of Islam and Muslims were government not just by the nature of the incidents and issues that politicians and officials were dealing with, but also by the shifting cultural shifts taking place in America and Britain.

Originality: The article’s originality lies in the methodological approach of examining US-British policymaker’s perceptions of Islam based upon their experiences.

In so doing, the article offers an approach to West-Islam relational debates that avoids critiquing the validity of the observations and instead deepens our understandings of where the perceptions came from as a basis for improved dialogues in the future.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Oliver Dee, Sean. 2021. Courting Islam : the evolution of perceptions of Islam within the British and American governments from the European colonial period to the war on terror. Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies،Vol. 39, no. 1, pp.171-191.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1340827

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Oliver Dee, Sean. Courting Islam : the evolution of perceptions of Islam within the British and American governments from the European colonial period to the war on terror. Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies Vol. 39, no. 1 (Jul. 2021), pp.171-191.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1340827

American Medical Association (AMA)

Oliver Dee, Sean. Courting Islam : the evolution of perceptions of Islam within the British and American governments from the European colonial period to the war on terror. Journal of College of Shariaa and Islamic Studies. 2021. Vol. 39, no. 1, pp.171-191.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1340827

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes margin notes.

Record ID

BIM-1340827