EU Muslim Conference Looks at Challenges Facing Muslims, Islam

July 1, 2006


On July 1, 2006 reported, "A galaxy of Muslim thinkers, scholars and leaders from all over the world flocked to Istanbul to attend a conference, which kicked off on Saturday, July 1, on the challenges facing European Muslims and the opportunities within their reach. The two-day conference, themed Muslims of Europe: Challenges and Opportunities, aims at bringing together Muslim intellectuals and leaders from various ethnic and linguistic backgrounds to look at some of the most pertinent issues that face European Muslims and their societies. Issues such as integration, citizenship, identity, Islamophobia and media representation, faith and its public role, and combating extremism top the agenda. The focus for this conference is Europe because there is a common legacy of migration, minority status and culture that is distinct."