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  author={Yvonne Haddad-Yazbek},
Islam is now commonly considered to be the second largest religion in France behind Christianity. Accepting this demographic reality has never been easy for many French citizens. Too often discussions about Islam in France begin and end with a treatment of Muslims as a social problem. Too often the question is asked: Can Muslims fit into French society?. That question presupposes that Islamic values are inherently incompatible with western ones and that Muslims constitute a “dangerous class”. 
Theories of the State Accommodation of Islamic Religious Practices in Western Europe
In their work on Muslims in Western Europe, social scientists often employ four theories to explain the state accommodation of Muslim minorities’ religious practices: resource mobilisation theory,
Secular Tolerance? Anti-Muslim Sentiment in Western Europe
The literature about secularization proposes two distinct explanations of anti-Muslim sentiment in secularized societies. The first theory understands it in terms of religious competition between
The Political Influence of Islam in Belgium
Belgium is one of the Western European countries in which Muslims have reached more relevance. The immigration process initiated in 1960s brought thousands of people from Turkey and from the Arab
Political Secularism and Muslim Integration in the West: Assessing the Effects of the French Headscarf Ban
In response to rising immigration flows and the fear of Islamic radicalization, several Western countries have enacted policies to restrict religious expression and emphasize secularism and Western
Review Article: Muslims in the West1
In light of the recent events in Europe, research on the social, economic, and political dynamics of Muslim minorities living in Western Europe has proliferated substantially. Initially, research in
As French as Anyone Else: Islam and the North African Second Generation in France
Amid growing Islamophobia throughout Europe, Muslims in France have been described as “ethnoracial outsiders” (Bleich 2006, 3–7) and framed as a cultural challenge to the identity of the French
Religious intolerance in France: an analysis from a Muslim womans perspective
Religious intolerance is when an assembly (e.g., a general public, religious group, non-religious group) explicitly refuses or that is incepting of any religious forthcoming, persons or beliefs on
Islam in the European Union : What's at stake in the future? : Rapport de recherche, réalisé pour le Comité Culture et Education du Parlement Européen
This report presents the current stakes concerning the Muslim presence in Europe. It adresses four main areas: organizational processes underway within Muslim communities; the questions of education
Authority in Question
The politicization of Islam from a European viewpoint is apparent in how the Islamic ‘veil’ has become an icon of Islam’s alleged deficits with regard to fitting into European modernity. This article
Love as difference: the politics of love in the thought of Malek Chebel
This article discusses the ongoing discourses on love that first developed in the 1980s in France as they are articulated through the work of Malek Chebel. It argues that for Chebel ‘love’