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Casting Out: The Eviction of Muslims from Western Law and by Sherene Razack

By Sherene Razack

3 stereotypical figures have come to symbolize the 'war on terror'—the 'dangerous' Muslim guy, the 'imperilled' Muslim lady, and the 'civilized' ecu. Casting Out explores using those characterizations within the construction of the parable of the kin of democratic Western international locations obliged to take advantage of political, army, and criminal strength to shield itself opposed to a menacing 3rd international inhabitants. It argues that this delusion is promoted to justify the expulsion of Muslims from the political group, a procedure that takes the shape of stigmatization, surveillance, incarceration, torture, and bombing.

In this well timed and arguable paintings, Sherene H. Razack appears at modern felony and social responses to Muslims within the West and areas them in old context. She explains how 'race thinking,' a constitution of suggestion that divides up the area among the deserving and unfit in line with racial descent, accustoms us to the concept the suspension of rights for racialized teams is warranted within the pursuits of nationwide safety. She discusses many examples of the establishment and implementation of exclusionary and coercive practices, together with the mistreatment of defense detainees, the legislation of Muslim populations within the identify of shielding Muslim girls, and prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib. She explores how the denial of a standard bond among ecu humans and people of alternative origins has given upward push to the proliferation of literal and figurative 'camps,' locations or our bodies the place liberties are suspended and the rule of thumb of legislation doesn't apply.

Combining wealthy theoretical views and wide examine, Casting Out makes an incredible contribution to modern debates on race and the 'war on terror' and their implications in parts reminiscent of legislation, politics, cultural reviews, feminist and gender experiences, and race relatives.

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The camp, created as a state of exception, is a place where, paradoxically, the law has determined that the rule of law does not apply. Since there is no common bond of humanity between the camp’s inmates and those outside, there is no common law. For those marked as outside humanity, law reserves the space of the exception. I argue in this book that the abandonment of populations, an abandonment configured as emergency, is accomplished as a racial project. It is now widely argued that today’s empire is most distinguished by the proliferation of camps and by the culture of exception that underpins the eviction of increasing numbers of people from political community.

Increasing numbers of people find themselves exiled from political community through bureaucratic processes in which each state official can claim, as did Adolf Eichmann about arranging the transport of Jews to Nazi Germany, that he was only doing his duty. In the ‘war on terror,’ race thinking accustoms us to the idea that the suspension of rights is warranted in the interests of national security. Captured in the phrase ‘they are not like us,’ and also necessarily in the idea that ‘they’ must be killed so that ‘we’ can live, race thinking becomes embedded in law and bureaucracy so that the suspension of rights appears not as a violence but as the law itself.

14 The five detainees are more than simply victims of racial profiling. Their Arab origins, and the life history that mostly Arab Muslim men have had, operate to mark them as individuals likely to commit terrorist acts, people whose propensity for violence is indicated by their origins. When race thinking, the belief in the division of humanity into those prone to violence and those who are not according to descent, is accompanied by the idea that there must be two different, hierarchical legal regimes for each, and when we begin to grow accustomed to places without law and to people to whom the rule of law does not apply, we enter the terrifying world of the colonies and the concentration camp.

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