Muslims in Western Europe by Jonas Otterbeck, Jørgen Nielsen

By Jonas Otterbeck, Jørgen Nielsen

This creation to the tale of Muslims in Western Europe describes their early heritage and descriptions the reasons and classes of recent Muslim immigration. It explains how Muslim groups have constructed in person nations, their origins, present-day ethnic composition, distribution and organisational styles, and the political, criminal and cultural contexts within which they exist are explored. there's additionally a comparative attention of matters universal to Muslims in all Western ecu international locations together with the position of the family members, and the questions of worship, schooling and non secular thought.

New to this Edition:

All six country-related chapters (France, Germany, the united kingdom, the Netherlands and Belgium, Scandinavia, Southern Europe ) are considerably updated

The bankruptcy on family members, legislation and tradition is revised to incorporate the paintings from contemporary studies

The bankruptcy on Muslim businesses now covers teams and routine that experience built within the final decade

The bankruptcy on eu Muslims in a brand new Europe now covers the sketch predicament, Eurabia-Islamophobia and new radical nationalism

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7) but accounted for 28 per cent of those from South and South-East Asia. Seventy per cent of the Muslims were born abroad. The report states that 45 per cent of the interviewed were German nationals. Muslims make up, approximately, one-quarter of those with an ­immigrant background in Germany. Law and organisations Germany’s constitution, called the Basic Law, guarantees freedom of religious worship, organisation and teaching. The state is regarded not as being laicist in the French or Dutch form, rather it is religionsneutral.

In addition, several agencies estimated that there might be as many as 200,000 undocumented Turkish migrants. 5 million. The number of Moroccans had also risen, to over 50,000, while Tunisians had decreased slightly. At this time, there were also over 17,000 Pakistanis resident in Germany. During the mid-1980s, the pattern of immigration into Germany had begun to change character again. Very few people were coming for work. Instead, there were growing numbers of refugees from various parts of the world, including Turkey, Iran and the Arab countries.

Was foreign labour simply a reserve which could be drawn on or discarded according to need? What about the social and cultural problems which the brief period of unemployment had brought to the surface? During the following half-dozen years or so, Germany saw its greatest influx yet of Turkish workers, over 100,000 in 1973 alone. The immigration was no longer overwhelmingly male. On the one hand, women workers were being recruited – they made up almost a quarter of the 1973 influx. On the other hand, wives were beginning to join their husbands.

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