Catherine Fieschi and Nick Johnson have written a joint piece for The International Spectator entitled “Islam and Muslim Communities in the UK: Multiculturalism, Faith and Security”.
This piece examines the relationship of Muslim communities to the UK mainstream between 2005 and 2010. Using the dual backdrop of the country’s embedded multiculturalism policy and its counter-terrorism strategy implemented through the Prevent agenda, the authors brush a picture of a tense yet ultimately resilient relationship. While Prevent was often accused of leading to a securitisation of community policy, it is arguable that tensions have led to increased visibility and leadership capacity from the Muslim community, and a recognition of their role and diversity on behalf of the public and the government.
Here is a link to the Taylor and Francis page where you will find access.