In the past decade, efforts to integrate Muslim communities have concentrated on securitization and the counterterrorism agenda, and as a result, the integration of these very communities that governments sought to tame has been deemed a failure.
This short concept paper examines the current situation of many Muslim communities and what lies behind their isolation from their countries of residence, by seeking to discover the different levels on which integration has failed and by interviewing immigrants on their opinion on their own feelings of integration.
Noman Benotman, President of Quilliam says:
‘Muslim integration has failed on differing levels in Western countries and it is up to governments to fuse local experiences with global trends of integration. We at Quilliam believe that the risk of disintegration of these communities is sizable and that social concerns should be treated separately to the counterterrorism agenda, which has isolated these already marginalized communities.’
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