Is 'European Islam' the future of Western Muslim identity?

After every extremist outrage in Europe, media coverage predictably questioned the relationship between Islam and violence, the integration of Muslims into European cultures and whether radical or conservative strands of Islam have displaced an imagined “true Islam.” Following two failed incidents at British airports in 2007, EU policymakers met in Brussels to discuss how to tackle violent extremist and engineer a peaceful, so-called “European Islam” or an “Islam of Europe,” as suggested a year earlier by Nicolas Sarkozy. The aftermath of these occurrences lead to addition questions about who …

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