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Body: Female: West Europe
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The presence of Muslims in Western Europe is quite recent, notably since the late twentieth century when large-scale immigration from North Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East resulted in the creation of new Muslim minority communities, primarily in urban centers. This flow of new arrivals continues today and along with the insular nature of immigrant communities contributes to why European Muslims are still strongly influenced by the traditional and Islamic values of their homelands. Despit…

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Weibel, Nadine B., “Body: Female: West Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_00372>
First published online: 2009

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