ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Muslims, Global Violence and Politics of Condemnation

There is a growing tendency by a section of Muslims to offer a blanket condemnation of the violence committed by Muslim militants. Such a condemnation ignores "the politics of condemnation" around Muslim militant political groups. This article examines how this condemnation takes place and the space in which it occurs.

The events of 9/11 contributed to a unique way of being Muslim. One manifestation of this way of being Muslim is the development of a particular culture of political talk adopted by a section of Muslim public figures when commenting on social, cultural and political issues related to Muslims. This includes the tendency to offer a blanket condemnation of the violence committed by Muslim militants. Such a blanket condemnation ignores “the politics of condemnation” around Muslim militant political groups. This article interrogates this politics of condemnation. The concern here is not to choose between condemning or not condemning but to examine how this condemnation takes place and the space in which it occurs.

Problem of Political Location

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