Muslims, Multiculturalism and the Question of the Silent Majority

  title={Muslims, Multiculturalism and the Question of the Silent Majority},
  author={Shahram Akbarzadeh and Joshua M. Roose},
  journal={Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs},
  pages={309 - 325}
Cultural diversity is the norm in Australia and the United Kingdom. Both states celebrate multiculturalism. But some populist politicians, commentators, and quasi-academics have recently portrayed Western Muslims as a “fifth column”, organized and intent on destroying the fabric of Western culture from within. Interestingly, extremist Muslim groups in the West make similar claims about the relationship between Islam and the West. In recent years, however, Western-born “moderate” Muslim… 

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