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Islam, Europe's Second Religion free pdf Provides a country-by-country survey of the growing importance of Islam in Europe. Today there are 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. Indeed, in the course of a few decades, Islam has emerged as Europe's second religion, after Christianity. What is remarkable about this phenomenon is that it has occurred gradually, generally peacefully, and, in some measure, as a consequence of the economic needs of European countries. Despite some difficulties, Islam is slowly but inexorably becoming part of Europe's social, cultural, and, to some degree, political landscape. The question today is not can Islam be uprooted and expelled from European soil, as was done six centuries ago during the period of "Reconquista" in Spain, but rather what is the best way of accommodating Islam in Europe and establishing cooperative relations between Muslims and the followers of other religious and/or secular value systems. This volume examines the situation and attempts to provide answers to these questions through a country-by-country analysis by recognized experts from each of the Western European nations examined. An invaluable resource and text for scholars, students, and other researchers involved with Islamic and European Studies.

About Shireen Hunter

SHIREEN T. HUNTER is Director of the Islam Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Hunter is the author or editor of five previous books, including "The Future of Islam and the West" (Praeger/CSIS, 1998) and "Central Asia Since Independence" (Praeger/CSIS, 1996).

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Author : Shireen Hunter
Publisher : Greenwood Press
Data Published : 30 July 2002
ISBN : 0275976092
EAN : 9780275976095
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 312 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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