EVENT VIDEO: On Tuesday 28 August 2012, the AIIA NSW hosted Dr. Jan Ali, who presented his soon to be published paper proposing the idea that Muslim terrorism is a misnomer. He will discussed the causes and consequences of Muslim terrorism and explored the idea that what we are dealing with today is actually a mindset induced by the crisis situations that afflict many Muslims today. His argument examines marginalisation, post colonial challenges, disaffection and conditions in the Middle East which are ripe for the radicalisation of muslim youths.
Dr Jan Ali is a sociologist of religion (Islam). He is a lecturer in Islamic studies at the School of Humanities and Languages. He is also the community and research analyst in the Centre for the study of Contemporary Muslim Societies at the University of Western Sydney. Dr. Ali’s main areas of research include: sociology of Islam, Islamic revivalism, Shariah (Islamic Law), sufism, terrorism, transnational Islamic movements, theories of social Change, Muslim women and piety, multiculturalism and social and religious movements.
Dr. Ali has published several articles in international journals and book chapters. Recently he published a book Islamic Revivalism Encounters the Modern World: A Study of the Tablīgh Jamā’at. For a complete list of Dr. Jan Ali’s publications: http://www.uws.edu.au/hca/school_of_humanities_and_communication_arts/key_people/academic_staff_directory/doctor_jan_ali