Muslim Citizens in the West

Muslim Citizens in the West

Author: Professor Samina Yasmeen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754677833

Category: Political Science

Page: 361

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Drawing upon original case studies spanning North America, Europe and Australia, Muslim Citizens in the West explores how Muslims have been both the excluded and the excluders within the wider societies in which they live. The book extends debates on the inclusion and exclusion of Muslim minorities beyond ideas of marginalisation to show that, while there have undoubtedly been increased incidences of Islamophobia since September 2001, some Muslim groups have played their own part in separating themselves from the wider society.

Muslim Citizens in the West

Muslim Citizens in the West

Author: Nina Markovi?

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317091219

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

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Drawing upon original case studies spanning North America, Europe and Australia, Muslim Citizens in the West explores how Muslims have been both the excluded and the excluders within the wider societies in which they live. The book extends debates on the inclusion and exclusion of Muslim minorities beyond ideas of marginalisation to show that, while there have undoubtedly been increased incidences of Islamophobia since September 2001, some Muslim groups have played their own part in separating themselves from the wider society. The cases examined show how these tendencies span geographical, ethnic and gender divides and can be encouraged by a combination of international and national developments prompting some groups to identify wider society as the 'other'. Muslim and non-Muslim scholars and practitioners in political science, social work, history and law also highlight positive outcomes in terms of Muslim activism with relationship to their respective countries and suggest ways in which increasing tensions felt, perceived or assumed can be eased and greater emphasis given to the role Muslims can play in shaping their place in the wider communities where they live.

Muslims in the West

Muslims in the West

Author: Professor of the History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195148053

Category: Religion

Page: 337

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Contributors Introduction 3 1 Islamophobia and Muslim Recognition in Britain 19 2 Islam in France: The Shaping of a Religious Minority 36 3 The Turks in Germany: From Sojourners to Citizens 52 4 Islam in Switzerland: Fragmented Accommodation in a Federal Country 72 5 Integration through Islam? Muslims in Norway 88 6 From "People's Home" to "Multiculturalism": Muslims in Sweden 101 7 Globalization in Reverse and the Challenge of Integration: Muslims in Denmark 121 8 Muslims in Italy 131 9 Islam in the Netherlands 144 10 Islam and Muslims in Europe: A Silent Revolution toward Rediscovery 158 11 Muslims in American Public Life 169 12 Representation of Islam in the Language of Law: Some Recent U.S. Cases 187 13 Interface between Community and State: U.S. Policy toward the Islamists 205 14 Multiple Identities in a Pluralistic World: Shi'ism in America 218 15 South Asian Leadership of American Muslims 233 16 Continental African Muslim Immigrants in the United States: A Historical and Sociological Perspective 250 17 Crescent Dawn in the Great White North: Muslim Participation in the Canadian Public Sphere 262 18 Mexican Muslims in the Twentieth Century: Challenging Stereotypes and Negotiating Space 278 Bibliography 293 Index 311.

Muslim Active Citizenship in the West

Muslim Active Citizenship in the West

Author: Mario Peucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317974277

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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Muslim Active Citizenship in the West investigates the emergence and nature of Muslims’ struggle for recognition as full members of society in Australia, Great Britain and Germany. What actions have been taken by Muslims to achieve equal civic standing? How do socio-political and socio-economic factors impact on these processes? And how do Muslims negotiate their place in a society that is often regarded as sceptical – if not hostile – towards Muslims’ desire to belong? This book sheds new light on Muslims’ path towards citizenship in Australia, Great Britain and Germany. Existing research and statistics on Muslims’ socio-economic status, community formation, claim-making and political responses, and the public portrayal of Islam are systematically examined. These insights are tested ‘through the eyes of Muslims’, based on in-depth interviews with Muslim community leaders and other experts in all three countries. The findings offer unique perspectives on Muslim resilience to be recognised as equal citizens of Islamic faith in very different socio-political national settings. Pursuing an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, this book examines the country-specific interplay of historical, institutional, political, and identity dimensions of Muslims’ active citizenship and will be invaluable for students and researchers with an interest in Sociology, Religious Studies and Political Science.

Muslim Minorities in the West

Muslim Minorities in the West

Author: Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759116726

Category: Religion

Page: 332

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Although they are typically portrayed by the media as dangerous extremists in distant lands, Muslims in fact form a permanent, peaceful and growing population in nearly every Western country. While Westerners are now more commonly seeing mosques in their neighborhoods or scarved Muslim women in their streets, misperceptions and stereotypes remain. With expanding numbers and desires to protect their rights and identities, Muslims are coming into more and more into the public view. In Muslim Minorites in the West noted scholars Haddad and Smith bring together outstanding essays on the distinct experiences of minority Muslim communities from Detroit, Michigan to Perth, Australia and the wide range of issues facing them. Haddad and Smith in their introduction trace the broad contours of the Muslim experience in Europe, America and other areas of European settlement and shed light on the common questions minority Muslims face of assimilation, discrimination, evangelism, and politics. Muslim Minorities in the West provides a welcome introduction to these increasingly visible citizens of Western nations.

The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West

The New Muslim Brotherhood in the West

Author: Lorenzo Vidino

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231151269

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

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In both Europe and North America, organizations tracing their origins back to the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist movements have rapidly evolved into multifunctional, richly funded organizations. They now compete to become the major representatives of Western Muslim communities and government interlocutors. Some analysts and policy makers see these organizations as positive forces encouraging integration. Others treat them as modern-day Trojan horses that feign moderation while radicalizing Western Muslims. Lorenzo Vidino brokers a third and more informed view. Having completed more than a decade of research on political Islam in the West, Vidino is keenly qualified to analyze a movement that is as controversial as it is unknown. Conducting in-depth interviews on four continents and sourcing documents in ten languages, Vidino shares the history, methods, views, and goals of the Western Brothers, as well as their phenomenal growth. He then flips the perspective, examining the response to these groups by Western governments, concentrating specifically on Great Britain, Germany, and the United States. Highly informed and thoughtfully presented, Vidino's work sheds light on a critical juncture in Muslim-Western relations and the role Islam plays for a variety of uprooted individuals.

Muslim Active Citizenship in the West

Muslim Active Citizenship in the West

Author: Mario Peucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 041579076X

Category:

Page:

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Muslim Active Citizenship in the West investigates the emergence and nature of Muslims struggle for recognition as full members of society in Australia, Great Britain and Germany. What actions have been taken by Muslims to achieve equal civic standing? How do socio-political and socio-economic factors impact on these processes? And how do Muslims negotiate their place in a society that is often regarded as sceptical if not hostile towards Muslims desire to belong? This book sheds new light on Muslims path towards citizenship in Australia, Great Britain and Germany. Existing research and statistics on Muslims socio-economic status, community formation, claim-making and political responses, and the public portrayal of Islam are systematically examined. These insights are tested through the eyes of Muslims, based on in-depth interviews with Muslim community leaders and other experts in all three countries. The findings offer unique perspectives on Muslim resilience to be recognised as equal citizens of Islamic faith in very different socio-political national settings. Pursuing an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, this book examines the country-specific interplay of historical, institutional, political, and identity dimensions of Muslims active citizenship and will be invaluable for students and researchers with an interest in Sociology, Religious Studies and Political Science. "

Islam, Europe's Second Religion

Islam, Europe's Second Religion

Author: Shireen Hunter

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275976084

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

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Islam is slowly, but inexorably becoming part of Europe's social, cultural, and, to some degree, political landscape. With at least 15 million people in Western Europe who adhere to the Muslim faith or have close cultural or other affiliations with the Islamic world, Islam has emerged as Europe's second religion, after Christianity. This volume provides a country-by-country survey by recognized experts from each of the Western European nations.

Muslims in Western Politics

Muslims in Western Politics

Author: Abdulkader H. Sinno

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253220240

Category: Political Science

Page: 321

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Looking closely at relations between Muslims and their host countries, Abdulkader H. Sinno and an international group of scholars examine questions of political representation, identity politics, civil liberties, immigration, and security issues. While many have problematized Muslims in the West, this volume takes a unique stance by viewing Muslims as a normative, and even positive, influence in Western politics. Squarely political and transatlantic in scope, the essays in this collected work focus on Islam and Muslim citizens in Europe and the Americas since 9/11, the European bombings, and the recent riots in France. Main topics include Muslim political participation and activism, perceptions about Islam and politics, Western attitudes about Muslim visibility in the political arena, radicalization of Muslims in an age of apparent shrinking of civil liberties, and personal security in politically uneasy times.

The Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West

The Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West

Author: Edward E. Curtis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474245395

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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For more than a millennium, Islam has been a vital part of Western civilization. Today, however, it is sometimes assumed that Islam is a foreign element inside the West, and even that Islam and the West are doomed to be in perpetual conflict. The need for accurate, reliable scholarship on this topic has never been more urgent. The Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West brings together some of the most important, up-to-date scholarly writings published on this subject. The Reader explores not only the presence of Muslim religious practitioners in Europe and the Americas but also the impact of Islamic ideas and Muslims on Western politics, societies, and cultures. It is ideal for use in the university classroom, with an extensive introduction by Edward E. Curtis IV and a timeline of key events in the history of Islam in the West. A brief introduction to the author and the topic is provided at the start of each excerpt. Part 1, on the history of Islam in the West, probes the role of Muslims and the significance of Islam in medieval, early modern, and modern settings such as Islamic Spain, colonial-era Latin America, sixteenth-century France, nineteenth-century Crimea, interwar Albania, the post-World War II United States, and late twentieth-century Germany. Part 2 focuses on the contemporary West, examining debates over Muslim citizenship, the war on terrorism, anti-Muslim prejudice, and Islam and gender, while also providing readers with a concrete sense of how Muslims practise and live out Islamic ideals in their private and public lives.

Islam Under Siege

Islam Under Siege

Author: Akbar S. Ahmed

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745640921

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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In this groundbreaking book, Akbar Ahmed, one of the world's leading authorities on Islam, who has worked in the Muslim world but lives in the West, explains what is going wrong in his society by referring to Islamic history and beliefs. Employing theological and anthropological perspectives, he attempts to answer the questions that people in the West are asking about Islam: "Why do they hate us?" "Is Islam compatible with democracy?" "Does Islam subjugate women?" "Does the Quran preach violence?" These important questions are of relevance to Muslims and to non-Muslims alike. Islam Under Siege points out the need for, and provides the route to, the dialogue of civilizations. September 11, 2001, underlined the role of Islam in our time. In its demographic spread, its political span, and its religious commitment, Islam will be an increasingly forceful presence on the world stage in the twenty-first century. While some scholars predict that there will be a clash of civilizations, others see a need for a dialogue of civilizations. This book will help students, scholars of politics, sociology, international relations, and cultural studies, and reporters as well as a more general audience interested in some of the most important issues of our time.