Rethinking Secularism: Can Europe Integrate its Muslims?

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In Western Europe, right into the 1990s, and in contrast to India and some Muslim-majority countries for instance, there was a sense across the political spectrum that political secularism was a done deal. It was a non-issue, with perhaps some reaction if some secularists pushed for the historical development to be speeded up or taken too far.

Yet, this century is proving to be a time for re-thinking secularism (what some call ‘post-secularism’) across the globe. Different parts of the world have their own re-thinking in process and of course start in quite different places – as this series of blogs will discuss. In the case of Western Europe the debate has crucially to do with the reality of multiculturalism.

Read full blog post by Tariq Modood published on Open Democracy.

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