"Cherribi's In the House of War is an extremely interesting study of recent developments in Western Europe, the Netherlands in particular. What caused the most progressive country of the world to lose its tolerance towards Muslim migrants? Cherribi, an insider of Dutch politics, provides many insightful observations. His explanations are well-informed and often provocative. Obligatory reading for anyone who wants to unravel the riddle of intolerant consequences of 'progressive' politics of our days!"--Jan Willem Duyvendak, Professor of Sociology, University of Amsterdam
"The tensions surrounding religious Muslims living in European secular societies is one of the most topical issues of our age. In this book, Sam Cherribi blends scholarship with direct biographical experience to provide fresh insights into the triple pressures which Muslim communities face from below (to succeed in society), from within the Muslim community, and from above (from global Islamic forces). A fascinating tour de force, this book provides a highly original and deeply personal account of the forces of change sweeping through contemporary Europe."--Pippa Norris, Harvard University
Oussama (Sam) Cherribi was born in Morocco. He is a Dutch citizen and a permanent resident of the United States. He served as a Member of Parliament in the Netherlands from 1994 to 2002, during which time he also served as a member of the Council of Europe (an assembly focused primarily on human rights), of the West European Union, and twice of the Dutch delegation to the United Nations. He is presently a Senior Lecturer in sociology at Emory University.