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The Emancipation of Europe's MuslimsThe State's Role in Minority Integration$
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Jonathan Laurence

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691144214

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691144214.001.0001

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A Politicized Minority

A Politicized Minority

The Qur’ân is our Constitution

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(p.70) Chapter Three A Politicized Minority
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The Emancipation of Europe's Muslims
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Jonathan Laurence

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691144214.003.0003

This chapter addresses the growth of Political Islam and transnational religious NGOs in Western Europe. While the European receiving states were granting a de facto monopoly of religious representation to the diplomatic envoys of immigrants' sending states, competing networks of well-organized activists with a more conservative, politicized view of Islam also flourished on the margins of religious community life. Political-Islam federations also provided prayer spaces, imams, lecturers, and social activities and established what may best be described as an Islamist subculture. Although such organizations may represent a relatively small membership base in terms of the local Muslim population, they often control a sizable proportion of the registered Muslim religious associations and prayer spaces where mosque-going Muslims congregate to socialize and pray.

Keywords:   Political Islam, Political-Islam federations, transnational religious NGOs, religious representation, religious community life, Islamist subculture, Muslim religious associations

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