Muslims in Europe: history revisited or a way forward?

While the immigration and settlement of Muslims in western Europe can be traced back over several centuries, the settlement which has taken place since 1945 has created a substantial challenge to traditional European and Muslim ways of life and identity. A major change is taking place around the gro...

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Published in:Islam and Christian-Muslim relations
Main Author: Nielsen, Jørgen S. 1946-
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:English
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Published: 1997
In:Islam and Christian-Muslim relations
Year: 1997, Volume: 8, Issue: 2, Pages: 135-143
Further subjects:B Religious freedom
B Islam
B Europe
B Religious Freedom
B Christianity
B Identity
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Summary:While the immigration and settlement of Muslims in western Europe can be traced back over several centuries, the settlement which has taken place since 1945 has created a substantial challenge to traditional European and Muslim ways of life and identity. A major change is taking place around the growth of a generation of young people born and brought up in Europe. Their attitudes and responses to their circumstances are not uniform, and a typology is suggested. At the same time, post‐Communist eastern Europe has again opened questions of the relationship between religion, ethnicity and nation in ways which western Europe may now be echoing in its new cultural plurality.
ISSN:0959-6410
Contains:In: Islam and Christian-Muslim relations
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/09596419708721116