Readership: Scholars and students of politics, sociology, religion, demography, and ethnic studies, especially those interested in religious integration in Europe; policy makers and politicians working on the integration of Islam; anyone with an interest in who Western Muslims are and what they want from government.
Jytte Klausen, Professor of Politics, Brandeis University
"All in all, this is an extremely interesting book, not least because it tackles some of the most important issues currently facing European Muslims. If you want to know what European Muslims have to say about religion, politics, identity, social integration, multiculturalism and foreign policy, then I recommend you read this book." - The Muslim News
"refreshingly down to earth book...this valuable book may also force Europeans to question the self-image of their continent as an essentially secular place." - The Economist
"... what makes this thoughtful and honest volume so useful is its refusal to simplify an extraordinarily complex picture ... By destroying bogeymen, Klausen forces us to rationally
and compassionately sensitive issues of great importance to Europe's future." - Foreign Affairs, Vol 85 No 2
"The Islamic Challenge: Politics and Religion in Western Europe is a timely contributions to the 'Muslims in the West' literature, which poses questions that have not been addressed before... Overall, The Islamic Challenge's cross-national study contributes important insights." - Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
"Klausen's survey presents a useful counterpoint to the now-hackneyed image of disaffected Muslim youth." - World Policy Journal
Introduction: Islam in Europe
1: Europe's New Muslim Political Elite
2: How do Muslim Leaders see the Problems?
3: Belief and Politics
4: From Conflict to Culture War
5: Christian and Muslim Europe
6: Sexual Politics and Multiculturalism
Conclusion: Liberal Muslims and the Emergence of European Islam