Researching Muslims in Europe: Four Decades of Development
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First Encounters

By the summer of 1994, we had for some time been hearing the charge, that those of us researching and documenting the situation of Muslims in Europe were a major reason for the topic’s very existence,2 and that if we had left the topic alone we would not be in the situation in which we found ourselves. In effect, it was said that researchers had not only invented the category “Muslims in Europe,” they had invented the pheno…

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Jørgen S. Nielsen, “Researching Muslims in Europe: Four Decades of Development”, in: Yearbook of Muslims in Europe Online, Edited by: Oliver Scharbrodt, Samim Akgönül, Ahmet Alibašić, Jørgen S. Nielsen, Egdūnas Račius. Consulted online on 19 October 2018 <>
First published online: 2018

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