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Being German, Becoming Muslim: Race, Religion, and Conversion in the New Europe

Esra Özyürek


Every year more and more Europeans, including Germans, are embracing Islam. It is estimated that there are now up to 100,000 German converts—a number similar to that in France and the United Kingdom. What stands out about recent conversions is that they take place at a time when Islam is increasingly seen as contrary to European values. This book explores how Germans come to Islam within this antagonistic climate, how they manage to balance their love for Islam with their society's fear of it, how they relate to immigrant Muslims, and how they shape debates about race, religion, and belonging ... More

Keywords: Islam, European values, German Muslims, immigrant Muslims, race, religion, mainstream society, convert, German values, Germany

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691162782
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691162782.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Esra Özyürek, author
London School of Economics