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date: 17 October 2019

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This article examines the history and development of the relationship between Islam and European politics. It describes the emergence of an anti-Islam political agenda driven by the far right and its amalgam with terrorism. It also discusses Muslims’ engagement with Europe’s secular political culture. Their success is evident at the local level in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Belgium, where many Muslims have been elected to municipalities and have became aldermen or even mayors.

Keywords: Islam, European politics, anti-Islam, political culture, secular

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