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Germany debates the political participation of Muslims

May 4th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

The virulent debate on the appointment of the first Muslim minister in Germany last week – first applauded as a sign for integration and a coup to win Muslim voters, then fiercely criticized – is symptomatic of the current debate regarding political participation of Muslims. In order to keep democratic processes legitimate in a society marked by migration, parties and civic initiatives need to reach out to engage recent newcomers.

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Riem Spielhaus

Lecturer, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin

February 12th, 2010, Academia, Activist/Humanitarian, Civil Society, Copenhagan, Denmark, English, Euro-Med, Europe, Europe, Migration and Integration, Minority Rights, Religion, Women's Rights, Youth Issues

Riem Spielhaus

Riem Spielhaus is a German researcher in the field of Islamic studies, and teaches at the South Asian department of the Institute for Asian and African studies at Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin.

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