November 24, 2010


An insider's look at troubling trends toward Dutch Muslims, post 9/11

Sam Cherribi Book | Report

When sociologist Sam Cherribi joined Emory’s faculty in 2003, it was the latest in a life filled with geographical and occupational moves. Cherribi was born to a Muslim family in Morocco, and spent most of his life living in the Netherlands, working first as a journalist and then as a member of the Dutch Parliament. Before moving to the U.S., he finished his PhD in sociology with an intensive study of a topic close to his heart: the changing treatment of Muslims in the Netherlands after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

The resulting book, “In the House of War: Dutch Islam Observed” (Oxford University Press, 2010), is grounded in Cherribi’s sociological research in Amsterdam’s mosques, where he interviewed Muslim worshippers and imams. The book traces the shifting political landscape of the Netherlands – and the impact on Muslims who remain there.

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