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Living together with Muslims in Europe. Overcoming fear: a “spiritual exercise”

Original title : “Vivre ensemble avec des Musulmans en Europe. Dépasser la peur : un « exercice spirituel”

In many European countries, the recent arrival of Muslims who have not directly shared their long history, or who have shared it differently from the majority of their population, as colonized for example, has produced and produced still a lot of friction when it comes to living together. Muslims are in fact often regarded as bearers of values ​​which do not always seem to agree, for various reasons, with those of the society which originally welcomed them. We are of course talking about Western Europe here, since the Muslim presence in the Balkans goes back several centuries and is the basis of the birth and development of these countries.

Dans nombre de pays européens, l’arrivée récente des musulmans qui n’ont pas partagé directement leur longue histoire, ou qui l’ont partagée de manière différente de la majorité de leur population, en tant que colonisés par exemple, a produit et produit encore de nombreux frottements lorsqu’il s’agit de vivre ensemble. Les musulmans sont en effet souvent regardés comme porteurs de valeurs qui ne semblent pas toujours en accord, pour diverses raisons, avec celles de la société qui les a originellement accueillis. Nous parlons bien sûr ici de l’Europe occidentale, dans la mesure où, dans les Balkans, la présence musulmane remonte à plusieurs siècles et est constitutive de la naissance et de l’évolution de ces pays.

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