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In: Interreligious Hermeneutics in Pluralistic Europe
In: Interreligious Hermeneutics in Pluralistic Europe


This study deals with the Muslim Brotherhood's reception of CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discriminations against Women) in Jordan. In view of the Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) and interviews with several political actors in Jordanian society it is possible to evaluate Islamist ideas on women's rights. The main aim is to investigate whether Jordanian Islamists are promoters of or obstacles to female empowerment and gender equality. By analyzing various political stands it became apparent that Islamists, on the one hand, reject CEDAW, gender empowerment, and gender equality, and on the other promote issues which in the long run may empower women in Jordanian society. There is thus an unintentional trend towards female empowerment in the organization of the Muslim Brotherhood despite its opposition to such female politics.

In: Religion & Human Rights
In: Religious Minorities in the Middle East
The Experience of Scandinavian Converts
This volume deals with Scandinavian converts to Islam, discussing the process of conversion as well as the converts' role in Muslim communities and in majority society. As Islam is a new phenomenon in Scandinavia, the story of the new Muslims becomes also a story of the development of Scandinavian Islamic ideas.
The book examines the specific features of Scandinavian society and Islamophobia in Scandinavia. It goes on to discuss the conversion process, Muslim convert trends common in Europe as well as in Scandinavia, and provides a detailed discussion of literature read or written by converts.
The discussion of the new Muslims' experiences includes a discussion of the trend towards understanding Islam according to Scandinavian values.
In: Muslim Women in the United Kingdom and Beyond
In: New Muslims in the European Context
In: New Muslims in the European Context
In: New Muslims in the European Context
In: New Muslims in the European Context