Londonstani spent most of the summer on a housing estate clinging to the outskirts of Bristol. The job in hand was to investigate racism for a documentary by living as an immigrant in the kind of area many recent arrivals are housed in by local councils. But the experience also shed light on how the process of radicalisation plays out on the streets of modern Britain. Considering the recent debate about Prevent in the UK, Londonstani thinks it’ll be useful to share his observations.
Some great anthropological work on the cultural milieu of British Muslim’s lower class ghetto estates. What are the reasons for the turn to religious serverity and extremism? Chavs, no jobs and lack of prospects?
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