Featured weekly article: Ethnicity of Fear? Islamic Migration and the Ethnicization of Islam in Europe

Ethnicity of Fear? Islamic Migration and the Ethnicization of Islam in Europe

By Bassam Tibi

Volume 10, Issue 1, pages 126-157

Abstract

This feature article acknowledges the fact that neither Islam, understood as the ummacommunity, nor the modern civic European nations, are ethnic identities. Why then are both related to the notion of ‘ethnicity’ in the present article? Why does the analysis of the Muslim diaspora in Europe prompt an alert of an ‘ethnicity of fear’? In order to answer these questions the analysis departs from the supposition of an ongoing ethnicization process that results in an ethnic conflict. The question and the supposition furnish the subject matter of the present study.

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