Why are Muslim men portrayed as inherently violent? Does the veil violate women's rights? Is Islam stopping Muslims from integrating?
Across western societies, Muslims are more misunderstood than any other minority. But what does it mean to believe in Islam today, to have forged your beliefs and identity in the shadow of 9/11 and the War on Terror? Exploding stereotypes from both inside and outside the faith, The Muslim Problem shows that while we may think we know all about Islam we are often wrong about even the most basic facts.
Bold and provocative, The Muslim Problem is both a wake-up call for non-believers and a passionate new framework for Muslims to navigate a world that is often set against them.
“I can't recommend this sober, level-headed and highly readable book too highly. It painstakingly dismantles the poisonous myths about Muslims spread in the British media and on the far right. I read it at a sitting and learnt something new from every page.” ― Peter Oborne, author and journalist
“This is a remarkable, insightful, searingly honest book on how British Muslims live and feel and think, and how one can be a happy and fulfilled Muslim in a world so frequently defined by Islamicist extremists and racists. For me, a progressive Muslim, it was like finding an oasis of intelligence and truths, of hope and possibilities.” ― Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, author and journalist
“Timely, urgent and eloquent. An honest and well-researched exploration of how biases, stereotypes and prejudices affect identity both from within and outside the Muslim community.” ― Pragya Agarwal, author of Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias
“Powerful and disturbing. This deeply personal and forensically researched book exposes the stain of Islamophobia that has long festered in British society” ― Chris Atkins, Sunday Times bestselling author of A Bit of a Stretch
“A vital exploration of Islamophobia. I learned so much from reading this book. Tawseef Khan has given us an insightful, intelligent and intimate discussion of issues we all need to grapple with.” ― Jeffrey Boakye, author of Black, Listed
“A bracing and brilliant book. From women's rights to terrorism, The Muslim Problem takes apart misconceptions and shows what it's really like to be a Muslim today. By placing Islamophobia in a historical context, Khan gives powerful insights into one of the most hotly-contested and topical issues of our times.” ― Reza Aslan, author of No God But God
“Through an eclectic and powerful mix of personal memoir and first-hand reporting, Tawseef Khan shows the unique challenges faced by British Muslims as they seek to remedy decades of fear-baiting media narratives and government policy that have negatively impacted their communities.” ― Hussein Kesvani, journalist
“A vital and timely book for those who wish to engage more honestly with Muslims and for those Muslims struggling with their identity in 21st century Britain.” ― Tez Ilyas, comedian
“Essential reading. The Muslim Problem is a blisteringly honest account of what it means to be a Muslim today and a much-needed corrective to prejudice.” ― Magid Magid, author and former Lord Mayor of Sheffield
“A powerful book demystifying the Islamic experience and a must read for those wishing to expand their world view beyond stereotypes.” ― Asifa Lahore, Britain’s first out Muslim drag queen