Islam in Europe: Diversity, Identity and Influence by Aziz Al-Azmeh, Eflie Fokas

By Aziz Al-Azmeh, Eflie Fokas

Occasions over fresh years have elevated the worldwide curiosity in Islam. This 2007 quantity seeks to strive against generalisations concerning the Muslim presence in Europe via illuminating its variety throughout Europe and providing a extra reasonable, hugely differentiated photo. It contends with the monist thought of identification that means Islam is the shared and major definition of Muslims dwelling in Europe. The participants additionally discover the effect of the eu Union at the Muslim groups inside of its borders, and think about how the european is in flip laid low with the Muslim presence in Europe. This publication comes at a severe second within the evolution of where of Islam inside Europe and may entice students, scholars and practitioners within the fields of eu stories, politics and guidelines of the ecu Union, sociology, sociology of faith, and diplomacy. It additionally addresses the broader framework of uncertainties and unease approximately faith in Europe.

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It is common, when referring to tensions and conflicts involving Christians and Muslims, to assume that religious revival, Islamic or otherwise, is a universal phenomenon which, to the extent it is politicised, puts at peril coexistence between communities. While it is true that some religious movements can foster war, some other movements see themselves as agents of peace in societies where the main actors in conflicts are motivated by ethnic and ethno-nationalist interests. Many of those who manifest a stronger religious commitment seem to position themselves on the moderate range of the political spectrum.

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