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Anti-Muslim Bigotry in Europe.

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A new report out highlights the discrimination faced by many Muslims in Europe:

“The Open Society Institute Muslims in Europe report series constitutes the comparative analysis of data from 11 cities in seven European countries. It points out common trends and offers recommendations at the local, national, and international levels, including to the European Union and to international organizations. While not representative of the situation of all Muslims in these cities, this report does capture a snapshot of the experiences of Muslim communities in select neighborhoods in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Antwerp, Berlin and Hamburg, Copenhagen, Leicester and Waltham Forest–London, Marseille and Paris, and Stockholm.

This body of work comes in response to major trends with regards to Muslims living in Europe: whether citizens or migrants, native born or newly-arrived, Muslims are a growing and varied population that presents Europe with one of its greatest challenges, namely how to ensure equal rights and opportunities for all in a climate of rapidly expanding diversity.”

The report summary is here, and the full 341 page report is here.

Written by modernityblog

18/12/2009 at 23:38

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  1. […] Modernity blog can sometimes be quite good, and he picks up on a damning report detailing the prevalence of Islamophobia in Europe. […]

  2. Damned with faint praise eh?


    19/12/2009 at 13:52

  3. For a professional assessment of the OSI survey see here:

    British Muslims most patriotic in Europe – Misleading Headlines ….

    How Reliable are the Survey Results?


    26/12/2009 at 12:02

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