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Muslim Europe

(see also Islam & Islamdom)

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Islam & Muslims in Europe. Country-by-country demographic breakdown, with recent newslinks. Largest numbers in Russia, Germany, France, Great Britain, Bosnia, Netherlands & Bulgaria (in which Muslims represent between 5% & 40% of population). Some 45,000,000 people in all.

On the Web: Articles

Dispatch from London. Sandip Roy, Pacific News Service [AlterNet] (7/7/05). Bangladeshi Muslims in London following terrorist bombings.

"The Whore Lived Like a German". Jody K. Biehl, Der Spiegel (3/2/05). Turkish German woman attacked by family members.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Religious Persecution in Europe: Focus on Muslims. Muslim Women's League (11/96).

In the Library: Articles

Kramer, Jane. "Taking the veil," New Yorker (11/22/04):59-71. On France's prohibition of religious paraphernalia in public schools.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Allievi, Stefano & Jørgen Nielsen (eds.) Muslim Networks & Transnational Communities in & Across Europe (Leiden: Brill, 2003).

Anwar, Muhammad. Young Muslims in Britain: Attitudes, Educational Needs & Policy Implications (Leicester: Islamic Foundation, 1994).

Berger, John & Jean Mohr. A Seventh Man: A Book of Images & Words about the Experiences of Migrant Workers in Europe (NY: Writers & Readers, 1982).

Esposito, John L. & François Burgat (eds.) Modernizing Islam: Religion in the Public Sphere in the Middle East & Europe (New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers, 2003).

Foblets, Marie Claire (ed.) Families, Islam, Europe: le droit confronté au changement (Paris: L'Harmattan, 1996).

Goody, Jack. Islam in Europe (Cambridge: Polity, 2004).

Höfert, Almut & Armando Salvatore (eds.) Between Europe & Islam: Shaping Identity in a Transcultural Space (Bruxelles: Interuniversitaires Européennes, 2000).

Hunter, Shireen T. (ed.) Islam, Europe's Second Religion: The New Social, Cultural & Political Landscape (Westport CT: Praeger, 2002).

Jerichow, Anders & Jørgen Baek Simonsen (eds.) Islam in a Changing World: Europe & the Middle East (Richmond, Surrey: Curzon, 1997).

Malik, Iftikhar Haider. Islam & Modernity: Muslims in Europe & the US (London: Pluto, 2004).

Ramadan, Tariq. Muslims in France: The Way to Coexistence (Markfield, Leicester: Islamic Foundation, 1999).

Shadid, W.A.R. & P.S. Van Konigsveld (eds.) Muslims in the Margin: Political Responses to the Presence of Islam in Western Europe (Kampen: Kok Pharos, 1996).

Vertovec, Stephen & Ceri Peach (eds.) Islam in Europe: The Politics of Religion & Community (NY: St. Martin's, 1997).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"East is East" [1999], dir. Damian O'Donnell, 96m. Pakistanis in Britain in 70s.

"Inch'Allah Dimanche" [2003], dir. Yamina Benguigi, 98m. Algerian immigrant woman with distant husband & three children struggles to adjust to life in France.

"Monsieur Ibrahim (Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran)" [2003], dir. François Dupeyron, 94m. In video stores. Heartwarming friendship between an elderly Turkish storekeeper & a young Jewish boy in Paris.

"Muslims in France" [1993], by Cambrensis Productions, 26m. From Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

"Shouf Shouf Habibi!" [2004], dir. Albert Ter Heerdt, 89m. "Comedy" about Moroccan immigrants trying to make their way in Dutch society.


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