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Muslims in Ireland: Past and Present

Oliver Scharbrodt, Tuula Sakaranaho, Adil Hussain Khan, Yafa Shanneik, and Vivian Ibrahim

Abstract

Since 9/11, interest in Muslims in Europe has increased significantly. There has been much public debate and academic research on Muslims living in larger Western European countries like Britain, France or Germany, but little is known of Muslims in Ireland. This book fills this gap, providing a complete study of this unexplored Muslim presence, from the arrival of the first Muslim resident in Cork in 1784 up to mass immigration to the Republic of Ireland during the “Celtic Tiger” period from the mid-1990s onwards. Muslim immigration and settlement in Ireland is very recent, and poses new chall ... More

Keywords: Islam, Muslims, Europe, Ireland, multiculturalism, immigration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748696888
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696888.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Oliver Scharbrodt, author
University of Chester

Tuula Sakaranaho, author
University of Helsinki

Adil Hussain Khan, author
Loyola University, New Orleans

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Contents

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Introduction

Oliver Scharbrodt

Part I History of Muslim Presence and Immigration to Ireland

Part II Mosques, Organisations and Leadership

Chapter 5 Mosque Communities and Muslim Organisations in Dublin and Other Cities

Adil Hussain Khan, Oliver Scharbrodt and Tuula Sakaranaho1

Part III The Governance of Islam in the Republic of Ireland: Freedom of Religion and Islamic Education

Part IV Diaspora and Identity

Conclusion

Oliver Scharbrodt

End Matter