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Islam, surveillance and the rise of a global police system.

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They way we should think of this is not as a clash of cultural values between two different groups - Muslims vs non-Muslims, immigrants vs the existing population - but really as culture becoming a property of the much deeper conflict about power.

Author Arun Kundnani examines the criminalization and surveillance apparatus around Muslims in the US post (and pre) 9/11, explains how the deeply political mistreatment of ethnic and religious minorities is tolerated and excused as cultural clashes with the majority, and warns the surveillance state is not just a new technique of law enforcement, but capitalism itself.

Arun is featured in the collection Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter from Verso Books.

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Arun Kundnani

Arun Kundnani is author of The Muslims are Coming!, and an Adjunct Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.

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