Yearbook of Muslims in Europe

Jørgen S. Nielsen, Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibašić, Brigitte Maréchal, Christian Moe

The presence of Muslims in Europe has attracted increasing attention over the last two, three decades. Researchers started devoting attention to the subject during the mid- and late 1980s. In the last two decades it has also attracted growing political attention and public debate. The events of 11 September 2001 in New York and Washington DC, followed by a number of other terrorist attacks, dramatically increased the general interest in Islam and Muslims, now often driven not only by security considerations, but also by social apprehension. It has become clear from these events that there is a serious lack of reliable and up-to-date information about the situation of Muslims in individual European countries.

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