A Growing Muslim Minority Is Challenging Europe’s View of Itself

Across western Europe, religious leaders, educators, and policymakers describe a social collision between Muslims and non-Muslims. The building of new mosques with traditional minarets is on the rise, from 77 in 2002 to an estimated 141 in 2003 in Germany alone. European television is packed with exposes of the anti-West preachings by radical Muslim figures, like the Turkish imam caught urging those assembled in a Bavarian prayer room to “take advantage of democracy to further our cause.” Countries across Europe are increasingly working to counteract the negative preaching of the radical imams appealing to disaffected Muslim youth. In France and Britain, there are programs to create “homegrown” imams.

A Growing Muslim Minority Is Challenging Europe’s View of Itself

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