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Mohammed Qasim

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781447341482

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447341482.001.0001

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The impact of Pakistani culture and Islamic faith on the lives of The Boys

The impact of Pakistani culture and Islamic faith on the lives of The Boys

(p.115) Six The impact of Pakistani culture and Islamic faith on the lives of The Boys
Young, Muslim and Criminal

Mohammed Qasim

Policy Press

This chapter focuses on the role that Pakistani culture played in the lives of The Boys and the relationship they had with their Islamic faith. It is important to explore these influences because Pakistanis living in the UK bear complex identities, with a strong cultural and Islamic heritage. It has been noted by some commentators that multiple sets of values cause second and third generation Pakistanis to suffer an ‘identity conflict’. The chapter looks at some of the challenges The Boys found with certain aspects of Pakistani culture, and proceeds to uncover their thoughts and experiences of Pakistan, a place which they would refer to frequently as ‘back home’, a country which all had visited during some stage of their lives.

Keywords:   The Boys, Pakistani culture, Islamic faith, Islamic heritage, identity conflict, Pakistan, UK

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