Islam & Europe
Challenges and Opportunities
Publication Year: 2008
Published by: Leuven University Press
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Welcome to this Forum, established by the Catholic University of Leuven together with the Leysen family. The two founders have opted for the socially relevant theme of intercultural relations, and this year in particular the relations between the western and the Islamic worlds. The presence of so many participants confirms that we are dealing ...
Introduction toThe Anne & André Leysen Forumon ‘Intercultural rela tions’
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...founded at the Catholic University of Leuven in 2006 within the context of the programme of external Chairs. The activities of the Forum began The Forum is an initiative of Mr and Mrs Anne and André Leysen and their children, who as donors made it possible for a series of activities to be organised under the aegis of the K.U.Leuven around the ...
Multiple Adaptations:Isla m in Three Worlds
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Throughout the early 2000s, Europeans read in their morning papers, at all too frequent intervals, of discords concerning the place of Islam in Europe: the Danes and their cartoons, the Pope and his views, the and other Europeans could live together. Can Islam ‘fit’ into Europe?I find this way of putting the question, about what Islam says or does ...
The Poldermujahidin:The Radicali zation of Young Dutch Musli ms
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With the murder of the filmmaker and publicist Theo van Gogh by a young Dutch Muslim, the Dutch became acutely aware of the presence in their midst of a groups of radicalized Muslims, some of whom were willing to use violence. Not much is known about their ideas. In this essay I will describe the process of radicalization from within, by ...
Isla m and Europe in the Ageof Intercivili zational Confli ctDiversity and the Chall enges
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The deliberations and the entire reasoning undertaken in this lecture are based on two major assumptions. The first of which refers to the increasing significance of Islam in the new century, not only for the The new place of Islam being the object of the first assumption relates to the double process of religionization of politics (the return of ...
Musli m Integrationand Secula rism
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I believe there is an anti-Muslim wind blowing across the European continent. One factor is the perception that Muslims are making politically exceptional, culturally unreasonable or theologically alien demands upon European states. Against that, I wish to say, that the claims Muslims are making, in fact, parallel comparable arguments ...
Isla m, Musli ms and the West:Reli gion and Secula rismFrom Pola rization to Negotia tion
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...necessity to introduce a new law in order to prohibit religious symbols, such as the Jewish yarmulke, the big crosses and the female Muslim headscarf, hijâb, to be shown in the national French schools, the reaction generated all over the Muslim World, especially in the Arab World, presents the model of the polemic controversy/dispute/debate/...
Science and Reli gion,an Uneasy Rela tionship in theHistory of Judeo-Christia n-Musli m Heritage
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Behind the Satanic Verses lurks not just the novelist Salman Rushdie, but indeed, as the phrase literally indicates, the devil himself. That his verses had disappeared (or – horribile dictu – been cancelled) from Sura 53 ‘The Star’ of the Qur’ân does not take away from the fact that they had been ‘there’. Muhammad was their mental receiver and scribe, ...
Why we are so obsessed by Isla m?
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In his book Islam: Past, Present and Future (2004), which is the final volume of a trilogy on the religions of the book – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – the German Catholic theologian and philosopher Hans Küng quotes Tariq Ali as an alternative voice on Islamic history and culture, as well as on the difficult interactions between today’s leading civilizations. ...
List of Contributors
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Page Count: 192
Publication Year: 2008