Research - Books and Studies

Books appear first in each category, followed by studies.

A red star signifies that I have read the books/articles.

Muslim Communities in Europe

(*) Muslims and the State in Britain, France, and Germany, Joel S. Fetzer (Amazon)
(*) Muslims in Western Europe, Jørgen S. Nielsen (Amazon)
(*) When Islam and Democracy Meet: Muslims in Europe and the United States, Jocelyne Cesari (Amazon)
(*) The Islamic Challenge: Politics and Religion in Western Europe, Jytte Klausen (
Amazon) (Review)
(*) Turken in Nederland en Duitsland - De arbeidmarktpositie vergeleken (Dutch), Sociaal en Cultureel Planbueau
(*) State Policies Towards Muslim Minorities: Sweden, Great Britain and Germany (EMZ)
(*) Muslims in Europe: The State of Research, Russel Sage Foundation
Unge muslimer og salafister i Frankrig (Young Muslims and Salafists in France) (Danish) (Danish Institute for International Studies)


(*) Londonistan, Melanie Phillips (Amazon)
(*) Al Qaeda in Europe: The New Battleground of International Jihad, Lorenzo Vidino (Amazon) (Review)
(*) Breeding Bin Ladens: America, Islam and the Future of Europe, Zachary Shore (Amazon) (Review)

Strijders van eigen bodem: radicale en democratische moslims in Nederland (Home-grown Warriors: Radical and Democratic Muslims in The Netherlands) (Dutch), Amsterdam University
(*) Strijdsters van Allah (Female Warriors of Allah), J. Groen & Kranenberg, A.
(*) Jihad in Denmark, An Overview and Analysis of Jihadi Activity in Denmark 1990-2006, Michael Taarnby Jensen (Danish Institute for International Studies) (Review)
(*) Profiling Islamic Suicide Terrorists, Michael Taarnby Jensen (Danish Justice Ministry)
(*) Recruitment of Islamist Terrorists in Europe - Trends and Perspectives, Michael Taarnby Jensen (Danish Justice Ministry)
(*) Radicalization in Europe - A Post 9/11 Perspective (Danish Institute for International Studies)

Forced Marriages/Honor Murders

(*) Blood Revenge: Family Honor, Mediation and Outcasting, Joseph Ginat (Amazon) (Review)
(*) Forced marriages in Council of Europe member states, Directorate General of Human Right
(*) Gevallen van eerwraak in Nederland and het beslissingsmodel van de strafrechter (Dutch), Hermine Wiersinga

(*) Honour Related Violence: European Resource Book and Good Practice


The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith, Irshad Manji (Amazon) (Review)
(*) The Force of Reason, Oriana Fallaci (Amazon)


(*) Political Trends in the Arab World : The Role of Ideas and Ideals in Politics, Majid Khadduri (Amazon) (Review)
(*) The Dhimmi: Jews & Christians Under Islam, Bat Ye'or (Amazon) (Review)
(*) The Muslim Discovery of Europe, Bernard Lewis (Amazon) (Review)
(*) The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, Samuel P. Huntington (Amazon)

Amerikabrevet: Europa i fare (Norwegian), Halgrimm Berg
(*) Islamister og Naivister (Danish), Karen Jespersen & Ralf Pittelkow (Review)


Het Marokkanendrama (The Moroccan Drama) (Dutch), Fleur Jurgens


(*) Egyptian Youth and the European Eldorado: Journeys of Hope and Despair, Ayman Zohry (Danish Institute for International Studies)
(*) International Migration and Denmark, SOPEMI
(*) Aspecten van Marokkaanse huwelijksmigratie en Marokkaans familierecht (Dutch), Antwerp University
(*) Verliefd, Verloofd.. Geemigreerd (Dutch), Antwerp University
(*) Trouwen over de grens - achtergronden van partnerkeuze van Turken en Marokkanen in Nederland, (Dutch), Sociaal en Cultureel Planbueau


(*) Generous Betrayal: Politics of Culture in the New Europe, Unni Wikan (Amazon) (Review)
(*) While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within, Bruce Bawer (Amazon), (Review)
(*) Living Apart Together, Policy Exchange
(*) Multiculturalism in Denmark and Sweden, Ulf Hedetoft (Danish Institute for International Studies)
(*) Islam and Muslim in Belgium: Challenges and Opportunities of a multicultural society, King Baudouin Foundation

(*) Multiculturalisme ontleed (Dutch), Leuven University

Islamic law

Introduction to Islamic Theology and Law, Ignaz Goldziher (Amazon)
(*) Western Muslims and the Future of Islam, Tariq Ramadan (Amazon) (Review)
(*) Muslim Communities in Non-Muslim States (Review)

Attitude Surveys

(*) The Great Divide: How Westerners and Muslims View Each Other, Pew Research
(*) Attitudes to Living in Britain, GfK NOP Social Research


(*) Undercover in Klein-Marokko (Undercover in Little Morocco) (Dutch), Hind Fraihi (Review)
(*) The Arab Mind, Raphael Patai (

(*) Muslims in the European Union: Discrimination and Islamophobia, EUMC
(*) The Danish Ugly Duckling and the Mohammed Cartoons, Ulla Holm (Danish Institute for International Studies)
(*) Moslims Lachen veel, maar niet over alles (Dutch), Maurits Berger (Netherlands Institute of International Relations) (Review)

Updated: April 9th, 2008


Anonymous said...

why everybody speaks about Muslims?
i wish one day to wake up and read something about Jews or Buddhists

Abdul said...

DEar Anonymously,

Everybody speaks about Muslims because Islam is the fastest growing religion, and most of those speaking about Muslims know the least about them ( and Islam).

Now is the time for you Mr/Mrs/MS Anonymously to find out YOURSELF about Muslims.

I have an idea; why don't YOU go to your nearest Mosque and find out what the fuss is all about?

I'm not 'anonymously' my name is Abdulrahim Bin Abdullah, a revert of over 30 years.

Anonymous said...

why everybody speaks about Muslims?

There's something about chopping the heads off schoolgirls and all sorts of other atrocities in the name of your religion that gets peoples attention. Really now, muslims don't need to be that dramatic. Throwing girls off balconies or throwing acid in faces is sufficient to create the same impression.

Try treating people with respect and common decency and you might see a change after a long while (but be patient -it will take some time to overcome the extremely bad reputation islam has been working do hard to build).

Until then, islam deserves every bit of condemnation that comes its way.

Good intentioned but extremely naive wishful thinkers gave muslims a chance for a better life in in Europe. What a huge mistake that has turned out to be.