Muslim Networks and Movements in Western Europe
Professor Peter Mandaville, Visiting Fellow, Pew Forum and Director, Centre for Global Studies, George Mason University
Dr Maha Azzam, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Dilwar Hussain, Director, Policy Research Centre, Islamic Foundation
This event will mark the publication of Case Studies of Muslim Networks and Movements in Western Europe, published by The Pew Research Centre's Forum on Religion and Public Life.
The report examines several of the most influential formal and informal Muslim groups operating in Western Europe today, many of which are virtually unknown to non-Muslims. It details their different religious agendas and their diverse views on Islamic law and education. It also contextualizes the behavior of these groups within the phenomena of Muslim assimilation into European society and the reactions such groups elicit from European governments. Other sections examine the relationships between the groups themselves and the future challenges posed to these groups by the generational shifts in their leadership and membership.
The findings of this report will be used as a platform for extended discussion of Muslim communities in Europe today, including attitudes on social integration and radicalisation.
Attendance is by invitation only.
For more information please contact the Middle East and North Africa Programme.