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 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 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 8 – Muslims in Europe

In the 13th chapter of the book Islam, Europe’s Second Religion authors Sami Zemni and Christopher Parker discuss the “failure of integration” of Muslims in Europe. They define the concept of “failure of integration” as, “..the perceived failure of migrants/immigrants of non-European origin to integrate into host societies… the social construction of the migrant – … Continue reading Post 8 – Muslims in Europe

Post 5 -Microfinancing in Burkina Faso

From the beginning the innovation of microfinance has permitted poor people, typically excluded from the traditional banking system, to attain credit to develop microenterprises and build personal savings.  It has become a real means of lessening poverty by improving both peoples standard of living and their economic self-sufficiency. According to Kavita Kulkarni, the definition of … Continue reading Post 5 -Microfinancing in Burkina Faso

Post 4 : Democracy on the come up

  In November of 2015, Burkina Faso elected a new President, Roch Marc Christian Kabore’ and a new parliament. This was accomplished in a free and competitive election. This was made possible by cheetah Kabore’ and his ‘and his movement, People’s Movement for Progress. Kabore’ and his movement foiled a coup by ousted President Blaise Compare’ … Continue reading Post 4 : Democracy on the come up