Multiculturalism and Muslims in Germany: An Unwelcomed Reality?

  • Asmaa Soliman
Part of the Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series book series ( CAL)


This chapter discusses multiculturalism and Muslims in Germany, arguing that there is a gap between a multicultural reality and an acceptance of multiculturalism and multicultural identities. In conversation with the literature, the ethnographic research shows that although the research participants strongly identify as German Muslims, they do not feel as equal parts of German society. The chapter is divided into two sections. First, I provide an introduction to multiculturalism and Muslims in Germany, covering a general overview, public opinion polls, political statements, media representations and comments by scholars. Then, I present in-depth insights through selected personal viewpoints by young German Muslims about the acceptance of their German Muslim identity and society’s openness towards diversity.


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  • Asmaa Soliman
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  1. 1.Akademie für Islam in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft (AIWG)Goethe-University FrankfurtFrankfurtGermany

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