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

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 pamphlets on immigrants' failure to ‘integrate’ and of Germany's impending...

Germany mulls ‘mosque tax’ to enhance control over Islamic places of worship

German policy-makers are debating the introduction of a so-called ‘mosque tax’, to be paid by German Muslims and collected by the German state in order to fund the provision of Islamic religious services. The ostensible model for such a levy is the ‘church tax’ (Kirchensteuer)...

The “Big Consultation of Muslims” in France: an unprecedented project initiated from the ground.

The initative of the French Government to reform French-Islam in the next few months, detailed in a previous article published online on Euro-Islam, has been highly criticised, especially by young Muslims who have denounced the...

‘Separation of religion and state’ used on both sides of the debate on the...

Ilhan Omar has become the first person to wear a religious head covering in Congress at her swearing in ceremony. In November,Democrats announced a proposal, co-authored by Omar, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and...

Working definition of Islamophobia proposed by the UK APPG on British Muslims in December...

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims has put forward the first working definition of Islamophoba in the UK, set out in its report ‘Islamophobia Defined’. Launched in 2017, the cross party group...

The terror attack in Strasbourg’s Christmas Market: profile of the shooter and social debate

Tuesday 11th of December, a man opened fire in Strasbourg’s city centre, a place called the big Island , killing 5 people. The attack took place in the emblematic Christmas Market, where the 300...

German, Turkish, German Turkish or Turkish German? New investigative video series passes the mic...

In 1961, the West German government signed a ‘recruitment agreement’ (Anwerbeabkommen) with its Turkish counterpart, paving the way for the migration of Turkish workers to the booming Federal Republic. Today, the vast majority of...

Video: Professor Jocelyne Cesari speaks at the World Muslim Leadership Forum

Watch Professor Jocelyne Cesari speak at the World Muslim Leadership Forum at Lambeth Palace in London, on December 6 2018.  In her talk, she explained why Islam does not reform and discussed the historical and...

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