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The Islamic Challenge: Politics and Religion in Western Europe

Jytte Klausen


The voices in this book belong to parliamentarians, city councillors, doctors and engineers, a few professors, lawyers and social workers, owners of small businesses, translators, and community activists. They are also all Muslims, who have decided to become engaged in political and civic organisations. And for that reason, they constantly have to explain themselves, mostly in order to say who they are not. They are not fundamentalists, not terrorists, and most do not support the introduction of Islamic religious law in Europe—especially not its application to Christians. This book is about wh ... More

Keywords: Muslim, European Muslim leaders, Islam in Europe, Christianity, social integration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199231980
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231980.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jytte Klausen, author
Professor of Politics, Brandeis University