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Introduction

H. A. Hellyer

in Muslims of Europe The ‘Other’ Europeans

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780748639472
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671342 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639472.003.0001
Introduction

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This book provides the most comprehensive and reliable picture of Muslims in Europe. It deals with the issues of Islam and Muslims historically as well as in contemporary Europe. Part 1 discusses the philosophical concerns that define the norms both of European policies and of Muslim dynamics with regards to pluralism in this context, taking a broad, general overview of the different frameworks. It examines religious diversity and multiculturalism, as well as Muslims as minorities in fiqh. Part 2 focuses on contemporary European Union law on religious minorities, which offers a purely European perspective on Europe's Muslim communities. It looks at religious discrimination against Muslims and fiqh in modern Europe. Part 3 includes a case study of Muslims in the United Kingdom.

Keywords: Muslims; Islam; Europe; religious diversity; multiculturalism; United Kingdom; religious minorities; religious discrimination; fiqh; European Union

Chapter.  3530 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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