The Social Integration of Muslim Migrants in Germany
One of the greatest challenges Western societies such as Germany currently face is the question of how to integrate their immigrants and subsequently religious minorities into their societies. The large numbers of Muslim migrants in combination with events such as 9/11 and the attacks in Madrid and London have led to growing fears and resentment against Islam. These events however have also shown the importance of integrating the Muslim migrants into the society. Therefore a discussion about how a pluralist society can exist harmoniously is ever timelier. The central idea of my project is to investigate the possibilities of social integration of Muslim minorities into the German Society. I will make use of two specific concepts of integration, the report of the Taylor Bouchard Commission and the Parekh Report of the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain. By means of comparing the two concepts and their theoretical framework with other theories of Multiculturalism, I aim to investigate the possibilities of applying them to Germany’s situation in order to develop a proposal on the social integration of Muslim migrants in Germany.