Search results

Abstract only
Europeans, Muslim Immigrants and the onus of European–Jewish Histories

Relations between Europe and its Muslim minorities constitute an extensive focus for discussion both within and beyond the Continent. This book reports on the years mainly between 2005 and 2015 and focuses on the exploitation of recent European history when describing relations and the prospects for the nominally 'Christian' majority and Muslim minority. The discourse often references the Jews of Europe as a guiding precedent. The manifold references to the annals of the Jews during the 1930s, the Second World War and the Holocaust, used by both the Muslim minorities and the European 'white' (sic) majority presents an astonishing and instructive perspective. When researching Europe and its Muslim minorities, one is astonished by the alleged discrimination that the topic produces, in particular the expressions embodied in Islamophobia, Europhobia and anti-Semitism. The book focuses on the exemplary European realities surrounding the 'triangular' interactions and relations between the Europeans, Muslims and Jews. Pork soup, also known as 'identity soup', has been used as a protest in France and Belgium against multicultural life in Europe and against the Muslim migrants who allegedly enjoyed government benefits. If the majority on all sides of the triangle were to unite and marginalize the extreme points of the triangle, not by force but by goodwill, reason and patience, then in time the triangle would slowly but surely resolve itself into a circle. The Jews, Christians, Muslims and non-believers of Europe have before them a challenge.

A Focus on Community Engagement

, Christian and Muslim religious leaders, hunters, migrant associations and councils of elders; all of whom held a traditional legitimacy that conferred authority in the predominantly Kissi region. But in a context of growing mistrust between those in power and the populace, and a growing critique from cadets sociaux , the strategy of bringing local leaders to the fore in order to ‘develop trust’ and improve the community acceptability of response activities did not work. Prefectural and local authorities, elders and migrant associations in the capital city who tried

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Open Access (free)
Humanitarianism in a Post-Liberal World Order

looming environmental disasters. Domestically, the liberal social contract is coming apart in many Western states as the coalition of those who have not benefited from the decades of wealth accumulation after 1979 turns to populist politicians and looks for scapegoats, with experts, immigrants and Muslims seen as prime targets. The commitment to liberal institutions that create limits to the scope of political competition – rights, the rule of law, freedom of the press – and to the basic level of respect due to all persons, be they citizens or refugees

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Abstract only
Fiqh al-Aqalliyat (Muslim jurisprudence on minorities); Dina de-Malchuta Dina (the law of the kingdom is the law); Dar al-Islam (abode of Islam); Dar al-Harb (abode of war)

5 East meets the West: Fiqh al-Aqalliyat (Muslim jurisprudence on minorities); Dina de-Malchuta Dina (the law of the kingdom is the law); Dar al-Islam (abode of Islam); Dar al-Harb (abode of war) You will please neither the Jews nor the Christians unless you follow their faith. Say: ‘God’s guidance is the only guidance.’ And if after all the knowledge you have been given you yield to their desires, there shall be none to help or protect you from the wrath of God. Those to whom We have given the Book, and who read it as it ought to be read, truly believe in it

in Haunted presents
Abstract only
Brighter European–Muslim–Jewish futures?

various places in the world. Their wish – or more generally commitment, certainly among some of them – is to spread the Muslim gospel in their new receiving country. They are under an obligation to preserve their religion, values and ethnicities while living as minorities among non-Muslim majorities. All the while, they request the receiving societies to absorb them and grant them the rights and benefits of Western liberal democracies – human, social and political privileges and citizenship, even though the majority of Muslims in France, Germany and Britain still lack

in Haunted presents
Abstract only
Englishness, ‘race’ and ethnic identities

non-white ethnic minority communities in relation to debates about national identity and belonging, followed by discussion of the key political developments under New Labour that have raised questions about the national affiliation of such minority communities. Here, there is a specific focus on Muslim communities in the wake of the 2001 disturbances in Oldham, Burnley and Bradford in northern

in These Englands
Abstract only
The Holocaust as a yardstick

3 Haunted presents: the Holocaust as a yardstick The memory of the Holocaust is intensively used, often as a theoretical and practical yardstick, by both Muslim migrant minorities and the European ‘white’ majority. The fate of European Jewry in World War II is highly discernible in the perceptions and mutual relations between Europe and its Muslim migrants. Muslim migrants’ attitudes towards the Holocaust’s legacy constitute a useful starting point. With necessary caution one can say that, with exceptions, Muslims in Europe are ill-disposed to accept that the

in Haunted presents

2 Postcolonial minorities and securitization Introduction Public attitudes towards minorities, especially Muslim minorities, in Britain and France have changed rapidly since the events of 2001 and 2007. Groups that were defined as “immigrants” or by their country of origin – Pakistan, India, etc. – have been collapsed under a cultural–religious nomenclature of Islamic or Muslim, while no such categories have been created for Hindus or Christians. Hyphenated generational identities have lost their nuanced status. While the larger argument of this book explains

in Postcolonial minorities in Britain and France
The sanitary control of Muslim pilgrims from the Balkans, 1830–1914

Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Thrace. As a result, in 1878, half a million Slav Muslims living in Bosnia-Herzegovina would fall under AustroHungarian administration and later, in 1908, came to be integrated into the Dual Monarchy. The autonomous principality of Bulgaria (which in 1908 became an independent monarchy) was also home to a considerable number of Muslims of Slavic, Turkic and Roma descent. Finally, small Muslim minorities lived in the independent states of Montenegro and Romania.7 With regard to the role played by Austria-Hungary, it is evident that it was

in Mediterranean Quarantines, 1750–1914
Zionism and Israel as role models in Islamist writing

to commemorate fifty years since the 1948 war, Hamas spokesperson Ibrahim Ghawsha explained that one of the reasons for the Arab defeat was Jewish unity behind the religious-nationalistic motivation to establish a homeland according to the borders defined in the Torah and the Talmud, as opposed to the mere minority of Arabs that fought based on religious-nationalistic motivations.16 Faysal al-Mawlawi, the Secretary General of al-Jamaa al-Islamiyya in Lebanon (and ideological ally of al-Qaradawi in formulating the wasati doctrine on the religious law of Muslim

in Zionism in Arab discourses