The presence of great numbers of Muslims in Europe, including The Netherlands, makes it no longer appropriate to view Islam as a non-Western religion. Naturally, Muslims, too, are people who adapt their identity and culture – including their religion – to their circumstances, and simultaneously try to turn these circumstances to their advantage. The fact that Muslims have become ever more visible in The Netherlands has led to public debate on a variety of topics: on forms of cremation and burial, ritual slaughter, honour killing, headscarves, marriage migration and, at the same time, on more abstract questions in the background, for instance the separation of church and state, cultural relativism and the multicultural society.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the International Memorial Conference in Honour of Nasr Abu Zayd: How can a Humanistic Approach to Islam Be Realized?|
|Publisher||Dutch-Flemish Levinas Society|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Apr 2011|