Islam, Europe and Emerging Legal Issues brings together vital analysis of the challenges that Europe poses for an expanding Islam and that Islam poses for Europe, within their ever-evolving religious, legal, and social environments. This book gathers some of the best thinking on Islam and the law affecting current and contested issues that can no longer be ignored, particularly as they have found their way before the European Court of Human Rights. Contributors include leading authorities who are working at the heart of this generation's law and religion questions in Europe and across the world. This book outlines implications for all those who look to Europe-from both within and without-for models of human rights implementation and multi-cultural accommodation.
'Religious pluralism is one of the unintended and unanticipated societal consequences of immigration with which European states have yet to come to terms. The European Court of Human Rights has emerged as an important and controversial arbitrator of the meaning of toleration: when are states justified in imposing restrictions on minority churches and non-conforming religious practices? This excellent collection of essays by estimable scholars reviews critically important decisions before the Strasbourg Court. Legal scholars, students, and policymakers will find the book an indispensable help in sorting through the maze of judicial opinion on what states may and may not do with respect to placing restrictions on Muslim faith groups and other religious minorities.' Jytte Klausen, Brandeis University USA, and author of The Islamic Challenge: Politics and Religion in Western Europe and The Cartoons That Shook the World