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5.0 out of 5 stars Insights
I am probably a little biased as I know the author personally but the view I offer is based on the book itself. I used this publication in support of my Masters dissertation and although I would not describe it as clinically definitive it certainly offers an alternative view from the centre of this subject matter. Speaking as a white Christian I feel that all too often...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Flawed and redundant
This book clearly originated as a doctoral thesis. Nothing wrong with that, so long as authors recognise that ordinary readers have different requirements to examiners. A rewrite to this effect is evident in places but large chunks of indigestible, turgid 'theory' remain. The prose style of the rewrites is tolerable but the content is repetitious, meandering, reminiscent,...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Flawed and redundant, 14 Sept. 2013
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This book clearly originated as a doctoral thesis. Nothing wrong with that, so long as authors recognise that ordinary readers have different requirements to examiners. A rewrite to this effect is evident in places but large chunks of indigestible, turgid 'theory' remain. The prose style of the rewrites is tolerable but the content is repetitious, meandering, reminiscent, idiosyncratic and, above all, self-congratulatory. Lambert has a high opinion of himself and this sometimes results in a laughable inflation of his own importance, such as when he berates the government for not taking enough account of him and his wise advice in the formulation of national policy.

Since this book was published Lambert's thesis that relatively moderate Islamist extremists should be cultivated to oppose really extreme extremists has completely unravelled, both operationally and academically. For practical purposes therefore this book is wholly redundant and should rest unopened on a dusty shelf until discovered by the next generation of doctoral scholars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insights, 8 Jan. 2014
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I am probably a little biased as I know the author personally but the view I offer is based on the book itself. I used this publication in support of my Masters dissertation and although I would not describe it as clinically definitive it certainly offers an alternative view from the centre of this subject matter. Speaking as a white Christian I feel that all too often the wider British public are fed reactionary tales of the threat from Islam and much of this is entirely overstated. This book offers a view that in many ways is more of a memoir from a former Police officer and is very informative and interesting. I would certainly recommend it to academics and the general public alike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Critical Piece of Work, 11 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Countering Al-Qaeda in London: Police and Muslims in Partnership (Hardcover)
Whether you agree or not with Dr. Lambert's argument, it is fair to say, as the common expression holds, that the proof is in the pudding. Dr. Lambert's work shows how cooperation with members of the Muslim community, albeit from a more hardline sect, has and will likely continue to defeat nefarious actors who exploit those in close proximity to religious circles. From weeding out folks like Abu Hamza, to battling the voices of Al Qaeda supporters like Abdullah el-Faisal, Lambert has seen what needs to be done to defeat AQ, and this synthesis of academic and professional experience is a must read to understanding the evolution of the AQ threat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars it is a good book. good for those who want to know about Muslim's participation in delivering Counter Terrorism policy. useful b, 7 May 2013
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a good book. good for those who want to know about Muslim's participation in delivering Counter Terrorism policy. useful b
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Countering Al-Qaeda in London: Police and Muslims in Partnership by Robert Lambert (Hardcover - 19 Sept. 2011)
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