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By Jytte Klausen

The voices during this ebook belong to parliamentarians, urban councilors, medical professionals and engineers, a couple of professors, attorneys and social staff, vendors of small companies, translators, and neighborhood activists. also they are all Muslims, who've made up our minds to turn into engaged in political and civic enterprises. And for this reason, they regularly need to clarify themselves, normally that allows you to say who they don't seem to be. they don't seem to be fundamentalists, now not terrorists, and such a lot don't help the creation of Islamic spiritual legislation in Europe--especially now not its software to Christians. This publication is set who those everyone is, and what they wish.

This booklet relies on 300 interviews with ecu Muslim leaders from six eu international locations: Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, nice Britain, France, and Germany. The query of Islam in Europe isn't an issue of worldwide warfare and peace yet increases tricky questions on the positions of Christianity and Islam in public existence, and approximately ecu identities. Europe's Muslim political leaders aren't aiming to overthrow liberal democracy and to exchange secular legislations with Islamic spiritual legislations. these are the positions of a minority. there isn't one Muslim place on how Islam should still enhance in Europe yet many perspectives, and so much Muslims are relatively searching for how you can construct associations that might enable eu Muslims to perform their faith in a manner that's appropriate with social integration.

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