Center for Global Policy report suggests integration experience of European Muslims provides lessons for American Muslims

A new ‘special report’ by the Center for Global Policy has been released, titled ‘Muslims in Western Europe and the United States’. CGP describes itself as the “first independent, non-partisan American think tank working exclusively on issues at the intersection of U.S. foreign...

Muslims’ frustration with established religious associations spells sea change in German Islamic landscape

Germany’s major Islamic associations are in the midst of an upheaval – a development exemplified by the DİTİB organisation. A subsidiary of the Turkish Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), DİTİB is the largest of a bewildering array of Islamic associations operating in Germany, running...

The UK’s 2021Census recommendations on four new ethnic group ‘tick-boxes’ takes into account social...

The Office of National Statistics has released a white paper, ‘Help Shape Our Future”, which sets out its proposals for conducting the 2021 Census in England and Wales. One section of this specifically...

Condemnation of the “Religious test” used in the 2018 Senate Confirmation Process for federal...

The scrutiny of the religious beliefs of a federal court nominee by Senators Kamala Harris and Mazie Hirono has led to criticism for violating article six of the US constitution that states that “there...

New ‘Academy for Islam’ aims to shape public debates in Germany

Public broadcasters’ political talk shows are a staple of the German television landscape, routinely racking up top spots in TV ratings. Yet although there are a large number of competing programmes on offer, these shows...

The case of Saudi teen refugee Rahaf Al-Qunun who finds asylum in Canada after...

At a time in which there is the global migrant crisis has rendered refugees ‘faceless strangers’, the case of Rahaf Al Qunun captured worldwide attention, resulting in an international twitter campaign to #SafeRahaf. Undoubtedly,...

Involvement of high profile Muslim scholars in the 2018 UAE Peace Forum provokes accusations...

The fifth annual conference of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies took place in December 2018, amidst heavy criticism due to the attendance of several high profile Muslim scholars, but specifically the...

A new book sheds light on the ‘paradoxical’ nature of integration in Germany and...

In 2018, German sociologist Aladin El-Mafaalani scored a somewhat surprising best-seller: his book Das Integrationsparadox (‘The Integration Paradox’) shot into the top ten of German book sales, providing a counterweight to gloomy and populist...

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