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BOOK REVIEW ARTICLE: Euroislam: Can Islamic Monotheism Meld with European Secularism?

Herbert F. Mataré


Published: 2011/06/01


Demographic projections forecast a majority Moslem population in Europe within the next twenty years, due not only to increasing Muslim immigration but also to the current low birthrate of indigenous non-Muslim Europeans and the much higher birthrate of both immigrant and established Muslim communities in Europe. In this article a distinguished German scientist reviews two recent books by Muslim scholars which advocate a melding of a moderated form of Islam with European rationalism and secularism, and asks whether it is possible to combine belief in an all-powerful monotheistic deity with a culture inspired by rational, scientific secularism.

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