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we are all moors Arrow vol 9 no 3 contents
About borderlands VOLUME 9 NUMBER 3, 2010


BOOK REVIEW

Anouar Majid, We Are All Moors: Ending Centuries of Crusades against Muslims and Other Minorities, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2009.


Vineeth Mathoor
Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Anouar Majid has produced one of the most striking and theoretically challenging books to recast the history of minorities across Europe and America. This is achieved by factually challenging the mainstream and academic conception of minorities as dangerous elements in the society. The fear of minorities is a baseless myth, and the social psychology behind such myths, according to Majid, is a cluster of various socio-political factors. Further, the book challenges the theories arguing for separation of human beings on various grounds, and shows that as humans we all are knotted together with inseparable bonds of shared love and respect.  

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