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Chapter 17: Progressive Islam in Europe: a critical analysis of the unique nature of Bosnia and Hercegovina’s Islamic practice
This chapter evaluates the practices of Islam in Bosnia and Hercegovina. It argues that Islam is both compatible and sustainable within a Christian and laic Europe. As a result, the chapter reveals that there are national communities where (among other things) the social participation of women is expected and inter-faith dialogue is endorsed. While domestically serious tensions regarding national identity remain, this chapter takes the view that the Bosnian model rests as an example as to how the faith may be practised throughout Europe.
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