The Birth of British Salafism Among the Pakistani Diaspora in Postcolonial Britain

While much of the existing literature has explored the politicization of the British Muslim identity, little research has observed the indigenization of British Salafism and its changing relationship with first, second, and third-generation British Pakistanis. Through a content analysis of peer-reviewed books, journal articles, and primary materials distributed by Muslim organizations in Britain, this paper examines the birth and appeal of British Salafism among the Pakistani diaspora in postcolonial Britain.
By Eeman Ali