About: Islam

Freedom of thought 06-07-2018

EU must get serious about tackling Islamophobia

The European Commission is appointing its new coordinator on anti-Muslim hatred. This is a key opportunity to re-assess this role and ensure the coordinator has a clear human rights based mandate and meaningful resources to tackle racism and discrimination against Muslim communities in Europe, which have been lacking so far.
Politics 07-12-2017

Europe’s new far-right should admit Muslim migrants can benefit the continent

At a time of challenge, Europe still has what some might think is a surprising ace up its sleeve – immigration, writes Maha Akeel.
Freedom of thought 22-09-2017

European Muslims feel part of Europe but when will European society reciprocate?

New data released this week show that Muslims in Europe face discrimination in all areas of life. We need to start shifting our perspective and promote inclusive narratives and practices with regard to Muslims' presence in Europe. Too often, they are seen as a ‘problem to manage’, writes Julie Pascoët.
Elections 05-09-2016

A letter to Angela Merkel from a Berlin Jew

Alternative für Deutschland’s startling second-place in Sunday’s election in Mecklenburg-Pomerania (4 September) has sent shockwaves throughout Germany. The consequences are particularly concerning for the country’s minorities. Joel Schalit writes to Angela Merkel about how to repair the damage.
Enlargement 31-08-2016

Putting trust in Turkey

The OSCE could be quickly able to deploy a monitoring mission to Turkey  that could lend its expertise to make Turkish democracy more resilient, writes Christine Muttonen.
Security 22-07-2016

ISIS in Würzburg

Following an axe attack on a Bavarian commuter train on Monday (18 July) by an Afghan asylum seeker claiming allegiance to ISIS, Germany’s news media were awash with reports that the terrorist organisation had finally staged a successful attack. EURACTIV.com news editor Joel Schalit, was almost there.
Security 18-07-2016

Nice through Israeli eyes

As though on cue, Israelis are always quick to offer advice to Western allies following an Islamist terrorist attack. After Nice, EURACTIV.com News Editor Joel Schalit muses on why they do it, and what can be really learned from Israel.

Ban on headscarves and religious clothing is discrimination

Muslim women wearing headscarves are facing yet another hurdle on the path towards inclusion and employment in the European labour market, writes Michaël Privot.
Languages & Culture 03-06-2016

AfD lashes out at Özil

His national credentials are indisputable. Named ‘best German abroad’ in January by football tabloid Kicker, it was the fifth such crowning for the Ruhr-born midfielder, following four consecutive years as Germany’s player of the year.
Languages & Culture 05-01-2016

Little Europe

If we want to transcend the dichotomy between regulated diversity and nationalist reaction, Europeans will have to go beyond mere tolerance. Whether or not this takes place within a common European identity is another question, argues Josh White.

Despite the eurozone crisis, enlargement remains a key issue

The EU’s ideals of peace, democracy and reconciliation deserve to be promoted, even as European leaders are pre-ccupied with other concerns, writes James Bartholomeusz. 
Global Europe 09-12-2014

No compromise with Iran on human rights

On International Human Rights Day, 10 December, write Friends of a Free Iran, it is worth turning our attention to one of the worst human rights offenders in the world.
Global Europe 24-07-2012

Turkey’s evolving relationship with Europe

As Europe's political and economic weight declines and Turkey is consolidated as a regional power, cooperation on economic issues will be increasingly supplemented by cooperation in other areas in order to maintain a geopolitical balance in the region and limit the presence of external players, says Stratfor.
Med & South 16-03-2011

Imagining a New Mediterranean World

The upheaval in North Africa holds the possibility of a renewal of the Mediterranean Union, if Europe can overcome its obsession with Islamic fundamentalism and the 'Muslim Question', argues Mustapha Tlili of New York University.
Languages & Culture 13-07-2009

Nuclear weapons are anti-Islamic

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, has said on several occasions that "the production, stockpiling, and use of nuclear weapons are forbidden under Islam," observes European Policy Centre (EPC) founding chair Stanley Crossick in a recent post on Blogactiv.

European Islam: challenges for public policy and society

The time has come for a new European political and social discourse in relation to its Muslim communities, write Samir Amghar, Amel Boubekeur and Michael Emerson in this paper for the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).
EU Priorities 2020 13-09-2007

The future of Islam in the European Union

It is only by facing reality and properly taking the European Muslim dimension into consideration that a clash of civilisations may be avoided, claim the authors of a study carried out for the European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education.
Languages & Culture 17-04-2007

Political Islam and Europe

Lack of EU engagement with democrats in the Middle East and North Africa could lead to distrust, argue two Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) working documents.  

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