Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Muslims in Europe
"As young Muslims in Britain (and across the West) try to maneuver between the various, and often conflicting, aspects of their identity, three clear tendencies have emerged. First, a secular and pragmatic response, which makes Islam a private matter. Second, a conservative stance that reconciles cultural, religious and familial ties with "Britishness." And third, a radical response to the perceived collision between the foreign policies of their new homelands and the welfare of the Islamic world," writes Saudi author Mai Yamani.