Islam in the Federal Republic of Germany

This lecture focuses on two different stages of Muslim immigration to
Germany. The first stage was at the end of the 19th century as a result of the
wars between Europe and the ottomans. It examines issues of integration into
Western society and retaining traditions and symbols of the home society. The
second stage was after the World War II which witnessed a rise in the number
of Muslims living in Germany for a number of reasons, both social and political.
Many came to work, study, or as entrepreneurs. The author also dis cusses the
relations that have developed between the Muslim immigrants on different
levels with German society

Nov. 1, 1989