Post 12 – Muslims Integration in Scandinavia and Spain

Muslims’ integration into Scandinavian societies has been both comparable and dissimilar in various ways from the integration experiences of fellow Muslims into other European countries. Lief Stenberg, contributor to Islam, Europe’s Second Religion, explains four main levels of integration for Muslims into Scandinavian countries: The general integration - To make Islam and Muslims an accepted … Continue reading Post 12 – Muslims Integration in Scandinavia and Spain

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Post 12: Islam in Spain and Scandinavian Countries

In “Islam, Europe’s Second Religion,” Shireen T. Hunter discusses the different means by which the integration of Muslims in Scandinavian countries takes place. There are four main levels in which she discusses. First is the general integration of Muslims. This level is about Islam and Muslims being accepted in a country’s everyday life, yet so … Continue reading Post 12: Islam in Spain and Scandinavian Countries

Post 12 – Muslims in Scandinavia and Spain

Scandinavian countries  have different degrees of integration for Muslims, all are not positive. The four levels of integration of Muslims in the Scandinavian countries are the general integration of Muslims, integration at the political level, the level of religious rituals, and the ideological level. At the general level of integration, Islam and Muslims need to … Continue reading Post 12 – Muslims in Scandinavia and Spain

Post 11- Muslims in Italy & Why integration isn’t working in the US

Islam has been present in Italy for years and years, flourishing in Sicily from the 17th century on.  Still, there was a decline in Islam popularity in Italy because the country did not hold any colonies in the Islamic world. Therefore, the Italian government did not feel the need to extend policies towards Muslims.  That … Continue reading Post 11- Muslims in Italy & Why integration isn’t working in the US

Post 11: Muslims in Italy, The United States, and Other European Countries

In “Islam, Europe’s Second Religion” by Shireen Hunter, she discusses several differences in the Muslim community in Italy compared to in other European countries. There are four main developments in the immigrant population in Italy. These include diversity of countries of origin, rapid pace of entry and settlement, higher number of irregular immigrants, and higher … Continue reading Post 11: Muslims in Italy, The United States, and Other European Countries

Post 11 – Italy and Muslim Integration: Europe vs. The United States

The way European countries see and deal with Muslim immigrants shows a distinct pattern. The Muslim community tends to be on the poorer side and live in “ghettos”. Because they are not welcomed into the dominant society, they tend to stick together which furthers places them in the “outsider” category. Not to mention the hostility … Continue reading Post 11 – Italy and Muslim Integration: Europe vs. The United States

Post 10- Jihadi, Islamic Fundamentalists, & Feminism

Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies are authors of The No-Nonsense Guide to Islam, which is an extremely useful book that provides information to students that are not well informed on the topic of ideologies and beliefs of various sects of Islam. In the 8th chapter of the book they introduce Islamic fundamentalists in regards … Continue reading Post 10- Jihadi, Islamic Fundamentalists, & Feminism

Post 10 | Jihad Movement and Feminism

The Jihadi movement began with Jihad being against the Soviets and wanted military freedom by reform movements. In 1979, 'Islamic revolution' conquered the Soviet empire and took up arms of brothers in Chechnya, Palestine, Kashmir, Boshla, and more.  They wanted an ideal Islamic state. Taliban tried to reach this first lead by students. When they … Continue reading Post 10 | Jihad Movement and Feminism