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Law: Access to the Legal System: Western Europe
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The fifteen million-strong Muslim population of Europe is now a well established part of the Muslim diaspora, giving rise to a new form of “European Islam.” The willingness and capacity of European societies to accommodate the presence of Muslims on the basis of religious difference has become a particularly challenging political issue in many states. The primary mechanism by which states have accommodated Islamic difference is through the establishment of particular legal provisions addressing …

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Mirza, Qudsia, “Law: Access to the Legal System: Western Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0105l>
First published online: 2009

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