Muslims face Islamophobia in Europe

Talip KUCUKCAN There is no doubt that the presence of Muslims in many European countries has changed the demographic and religious landscape of the West. The arrival of Muslims in large numbers to Europe since the 1950s and 1960s and their permanent settlement through citizenship thereafter call for a reconsideration of the dominant view on

Islam in Europe

Tariq RAMADAN Over the past 20 years a profound change has been taking place among the younger generation of Muslims in Europe. Fifty years ago, most Muslims were immigrants who came looking for work and planned to return home as soon as they could. For the most part, this first generation came from simple backgrounds.

Islam Today: The Need to Explore Its Complexities

Tariq RAMADAN Never before have Islam and the Muslims been held up to such relentless scrutiny. Never before have journalists devoted so many articles, interviews and analyses to the “Muslim world” or to “Muslims in the West.” And yet never has knowledge of Islam, of Muslims, and of their geographical, political and geostrategic circumstances been

Islam in Europe: Mainstream society as the provider of conditions

Lena LARSEN There are many different views on the relationship Islam has to human rights. But no one has investigated processes based on the believers needs, considers the historian of religion Lena Larsen, who has recently been allocated funding from the research project Cultural Complexity in the new Norway. She will be investigating fatwas –

Where do we stand? A wake up call to Muslims!

Mohammed Belal EL-MOGADDEDI In a paper called “Changing the Present and Dreaming the Future” Prof. Tariq Ramadan (Senior Research Fellow St Anthony’s College, Oxford and at “Lokahi” Foundation, London) has rightly pointed out, that the dream of the future will be created today. Furthermore he has identified “the ideology of fear” as one of the