IslamOnline.net follows the changing face and of European Muslim converts, and the development of new organizations and meetings where new EU Muslims can share and discuss their experiences and faith.
NEMA, the Native European Muslim Assembly, recently launched its second annual meeting for EU Muslim converts at the beginning of April. The meeting lasted for three days, and was aimed at reinforcing a European-scale network for new Muslims. “NEMA has already held two important meetings; the first took place in Brussels which aimed at getting accurate view of new Muslims, determining the main challenges, and setting an action plan for NEMA’s task while the second one was in Birmingham, UK, where the reverts’ monitors had a series of training sessions,” said Dr. Hany El-Deeb, NEMA’s president.
Members and conference attendants came form a variety of countries – though Greek Muslim participants represent the majority. Lectures during the meeting range from discussing isolation felt by converts, issues of integration, living a balanced Islam, and how to deal with controversial questions about Islam.