Muslims Must Not Form Isolated Communities, Scholar Says

October 16, 2004

Source: The Guardian,,1328742,00.html

On October 16, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Muslims must reach out and connect with other Britons as equal citizens, and resist the impulse to withdraw into isolated communities, one of the foremost thinkers on Islam in Europe will tell his audience this evening at the European Social Forum in London. Tariq Ramadan urges Muslims to embrace and get to know the culture and history of the countries they live in in Europe, and develop a 'blossoming' confidence as the inheritors of Islam, one of Europe's great faiths. 'The situation is bad throughout Europe, and now is the time for Muslims to reach out and create partnerships,' he says."