An excellent exploration of Islam in Western Europe has developed from early immigration and settlement to the point where a native generation is developing ways of being European and Muslim. England is given special attention as a case study, but as the discussion moves into the present and the future, reference is made to all of western Europe. Factors in this process not only arise from the Muslim communities themselves but also from the inherited structures of European society and state. Although the issues are complex and tense, the author is generally optimistic about the outcome.
About the Author
JORGEN S. NIELSEN is Honorary Professor at the University of Birmingham, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Selly Oak College, Birmingham.
Table of ContentsPreface Introduction Muslims in Britain: A Change of Generation? Migration, Settlement and Families Muslims and British Local and Central Government Muslims in English Schools Transmitting the Faith in a Secular Society Muslim Family Law in Europe Muslim Radicalism State, Religion and Pluralism Christian-Muslim Relations in Western Europe Muslims in Europe into the Next Millennium References Index