Since 9/11, a debate has raged in Europe about whether the principles
and tenets of Islam are compatible with modern European culture and its
values. Might “Bosnian Islam” be the model Europe is looking for? Or
should Europe avoid trying to domesticate Islam altogether? Scholars
meeting in Stuttgart took a fresh look at these questions.
Events over recent years have increased the global interest in Islam. This volume seeks to combat generalisations about the Muslim presence in Europe by illuminating its diversity across Europe and offering a more realistic, highly differentiated picture. It contends with the monist concept of identity that suggests Islam is the shared and main definition of Muslims living in Europe. The contributors also explore the influence of the European Union on the Muslim communities within its borders, and examine how the EU is in turn affected by the Muslim presence in Europe. This book comes at a critical moment in the evolution of the place of Islam within Europe and will appeal to scholars, students and practitioners in the fields of European studies, politics and policies of the European Union, sociology, sociology of religion, and international relations. It also addresses the wider framework of uncertainties and unease about religion in Europe (Cambridge UP).
Table of Contents
Christians and Muslims: memory, amity, and enmities—Tarek Mitri
The Question of Euro-Islam: restriction or opportunity?— Jorgen Nielsen
Muslim identities in Europe: the snare of exceptionalism—Jocelyne Cesari
From exile to diaspora: the development of transnational Islam in Europe—Werner Schiffauer
Bosnian Islam as “european Islam”: limits and shifts of a concept—Xavier Bougarel
Islam in the European Commission’s system of regulation of Religion—Berengere Massignon
Development, discrimination and reverse discrimination: effects of EU integration and regional change on the Muslims of Southeast Europe—Dia Anagnostou
Breaching the infernal cycle? Turkey, the European Union and Religion—Valerie Amiraux