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Muslims of Europe The ‘Other’ Europeans$
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H. A. Hellyer

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748639472

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639472.001.0001

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Muslims in the United Kingdom

Muslims in the United Kingdom

(p.143) 6 Muslims in the United Kingdom
Muslims of Europe The ‘Other’ Europeans

H. A. Hellyer

Edinburgh University Press

The United Kingdom has a long history of interaction with Muslims and is home to a large Muslim population. While the largest and most noticeable presence of Muslims rose in the UK in the aftermath of the breakup of the British Empire, the history of the relationship goes back much further. Muslim history in the UK or among Britons can be divided into five phases: early Muslim general history until the end of the fifteenth century; sixteenth century to the end of the eighteenth century; nineteenth century to World War I; early twentieth century; and mid-twentieth century to the turn of the twenty-first century and the ‘War on Terror’. This chapter focuses on Muslims in the UK, with Muslim sailors as the early British Muslims in Cardiff and Liverpool. It also considers Muslim lobby groups in the UK, the debate over ‘church-state’ relations and the past and present legal status of Muslims in the UK. Moreover, the chapter considers blasphemy, demands for fiqh incorporation into state law and legal reforms.

Keywords:   Muslims, United Kingdom, history, sailors, Cardiff, Liverpool, lobby groups, church-state relations, blasphemy, fiqh

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