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American Coverage of Immigration, Islam, and Identity in the UK and the Netherlands  

Elizabeth Poole

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Aug 2012
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Nov 2012
This article explores how American journalists cover religion in Europe, where issues of faith and church-state relations lead to differing interpretations of religio-ethnic news events, by ... More

American Islamic Communities  

Jane I. Smith

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Muslims who live in regions such as Europe and the United States that are outside the sphere of dominant Islamic culture face a steady array of choices. Underlying the lifestyle decisions ... More

Anglican Relations with Islam  

Michael Nazir-Ali

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Oct 2015
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Jul 2016
Anglican relations with Islam and with Muslims are rooted in the long history of Christian contact with the world of Islam. There has been mutual recognition and cooperation during the ... More

Arab Islamic Societies  

Saad Ibrahim and Richard C. Martin

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Islam is often identified as the religion of Arabs, and Arabs are commonly assumed to be Muslims. Today, the majority of Muslims live east of Karachi, Pakistan—far from Arab lands. For all ... More

Belgium  

Farid El Asri and Nadia Fadil

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
This chapter offers a comprehensive overview of the literature on Islam in Belgium since the early 1980s. It argues that this interdisciplinary field of study is largely typified by a ... More

Bosnia and Herzegovina  

Ahmet Alibašić

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
This chapter surveys the state of knowledge on six key topics of studies on Islam in Bosnia and Herzegovina: the Islamization process, the encounter of Bosnian Muslims (Bosniaks) with ... More

Bulgaria  

Antonina Zhelyazkova

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
This chapter presents an overview of the state of knowledge on Islam and Muslim communities in Bulgaria. Since 1989, an extensive body of literature has been produced, mainly in fields of ... More

Chinese Islamic Communities  

Dru C. Gladney

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
There are almost twenty million Muslims in China, constituting a diverse community that is both multi-ethnic and, within Islam, multi-religious. There are ten official Muslim nationalities ... More

Conclusion: Is There a European Islam?  

Jocelyne Cesari

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
By reflecting on the different contributions in the handbook, the conclusion discusses the problematic arguments surrounding the existence of a “European Islam” and unearths misconceptions. While the ... More

European Islam  

Amila Buturovic

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
European and Islamic cultures began to interact—volatilely—as early as the seventh century, mainly along the southern borders of the Byzantine Empire and in the Iberian Peninsula. Islam is ... More

France  

Jennifer Selby

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
France is home to the largest Muslim population in Western Europe. Its unique Republican assimilationist citizenship model and laïque (French secular) separation of religion and politics ... More

Germany  

Riem Spielhaus

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
By giving an overview of research about Muslims in Germany this chapter sheds light on the conjunctions of political paradigms and academic research that have contributed to establishing ... More

Greece  

Nicolas Prevelakis, Panos Hatziprokopiou, and Venetia Evergeti

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
The presence of Islam in Greece presents two important specificities. The first relates to the historical identification between Greek national identity and Orthodox Christianity, which is ... More

Hijab  

Jennifer Selby

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
The public visibility of headscarves has become emblematic of broader polemical debates about Islam in Europe. This chapter focuses on veiling in ten Western European countries to consider ... More

The Institutionalization of Islam in Europe  

Silvio Ferrari and Rossella Bottoni

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
This chapter focuses upon the process of institutionalization of Islam in Europe and is divided in two parts. The first part examines (a) the context framing this process from a legal, ... More

Introduction  

Jocelyne Cesari

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Oct 2014
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Jan 2015
This introduction outlines the vision and scope of . Despite the growth of literature on Islam and Muslims in Europe, this volume is the first collection to present a comprehensive approach across ... More

Islamic Communities in Central Asia  

Richard C. Foltz

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
For at least three millennia until modern times, the socioeconomic dynamics of Central Asia were shaped by relations between oasis settlers and pastoral nomads. The region's settled ... More

Islamic Communities in South Asia  

Scott Kugle

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
In sheer numbers, South Asia is the global center of Islam. It is the host to over 350 million Muslims: 128 million in India, 124 million in Pakistan, and 103 million in Bangladesh. Muslims ... More

Islamic Societies in Southeast Asia  

Mark Woodward

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2009
Southeast Asia is home to a large variety of Islamic societies and cultures, including those in the world's largest Muslim country, Indonesia. A basic distinction can be drawn between the ... More

The Islamic World  

Samuli Schielke

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Looking at the history and present state of atheism in the Islamic world, this article focuses primarily on Iran and the eastern parts of the Arab world, connecting the present motivations ... More

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