By Akbar Ahmed
Daily headlines inform of escalating tensions surrounding Muslims in Europe: the refugee concern, repeated episodes of terrorism, and cultural variations over language and feminine costume have assisted in shaping a growing to be rift among the groups, whereas the parallel upward thrust of right-wing, nationalist political events through the continent, frequently espousing anti-Muslim rhetoric, has shaken the root of the eu Union to its very core.
Akbar Ahmed, greatly said as a number one pupil of up to date Islam, and a group of researchers have traveled throughout Europe during the last a number of years and interviewed Muslims and non-Muslims from all walks of lifestyles. They spoke with a few of Europe's such a lot famous figures, together with presidents and major ministers, archbishops, leader rabbis, grand muftis, heads of right-wing events, and every-day Europeans from various backgrounds. Their findings demonstrate either one of the misunderstandings and the possibilities for Europe and its Muslims to enhance their mutual courting. in addition to an research of what has long gone unsuitable and why, this pressing, remarkable research, the fourth in a quartet of experiences studying family members among the West and the Muslim global, beneficial properties options for selling integration and pluralism within the twenty-first century.
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