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Canadian Muslims and Canada’s domestic and foreign policy issues: an analysis

Islam, Syed Serajul and Hossain, Ishtiaq (2012) Canadian Muslims and Canada’s domestic and foreign policy issues: an analysis. Islam and Civilisational Renewal, 3 (2). pp. 300-319. ISSN 1394-0937

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This paper analyses the participation of Canadian Muslims in debates affecting Canada‘s domestic and foreign policy issues. Here, the Canadian Muslim identity is first of all briefly spelled out. Then a detailed discussion is made of their role in debates affecting the country‘s domestic affairs. Next, the Canadian foreign policy issues which are of interest to Canadian Muslims are identified and their stand on those issues are analysed. The discussion in this paper demonstrates that the Muslim citizens of Canada are conscious of their own Canadian Muslim identity. It also shows that like other Canadians, the Muslim citizens of Canada express their opinion freely on matters, which are of importance to the country. Although their impact on policy-making remains negligible, their increasing participation in the political process of the country beacons hope for their more lasting impact on the country‘s public policy-making in future.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3957/3903
Uncontrolled Keywords: Canadian Muslims, Canada, Terrorism, Iraq, Afghanistan, Arab-Israeli conflict
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Dr. Ishtiaq Hossain
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2011 12:32
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 13:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/3903

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