13,736 book reviews and counting...

The Muslim Problem Reviews

The Muslim Problem by Tawseef Khan (Author)

The Muslim Problem: Why We're Wrong About Islam and Why It Matters

Tawseef Khan (Author)

Score pending

1 review

Imprint: Atlantic Books
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Publication date: 4 Mar 2021
ISBN: 9781786499516

A provocative exploration of what it means to be a Muslim today.

2 stars out of 5
20 Feb 2021

"This book about being a Muslim in Britain skates over real concerns by crying Islamophobia"

Khan is hypercritical of Britain’s history of empire and conquest. In a free country, that is his right. Yet in his anger against Britain’s past he fails to acknowledge that Muslims too engaged in slavery and colonialism. Muslims have a long history of conquest and invasion. At times the book feels simply like propaganda for a Socialist-Islamist, Red-Green alliance rather than a genuine attempt to probe and unpack the issues and concerns that feed tensions between citizens in Britain. By labelling his opponents — “Islamophobe”, “racist”, “colonialist”’ — Khan shuts down debate and critical thinking, rather than starting a conversation.