Saïla Ouald Chaib, Saïla Ouald Chaib and Eva Brems
of Human Rights, if confronted with the subject matter, might restore procedural fairness. 1. Procedural Fairness and Minority Justice Procedural fairness or procedural justice refers to the fairness of the procedures by which a decision is taken or by which an outcome is arrived at in a case. Social
philology. This accounts for a multidisciplinary perspective and a wide scope of subjects addressed in the publication. The book encompasses both a historical and a contemporary perspectives on the Islamic presence in Europe, and hence is much more comprehensive than the title might suggest. The book offers
book is divided into 14 chapters covering mainly two subject areas: the situation of Muslims in today’s Austria and the history of Islam, including an analysis of its relations with European civilization, although other topics are discussed as well. The book also features a foreword, concluding remarks
Jørgen S. Nielsen
investigating the strengths and weaknesses of various understandings of legal pluralism, a subject of growing interest in academia. As she points out, it is difficult to imagine a widely practical approach to dealing with Muslim demands of the law. Not only are the various European national contexts widely
Mònica Colominas Aparicio
for the Mediterranean (UpM). One of the major strengths of the book is its stimulating and accessible style combined with a large number of interesting information sources. The book aims to provide an overall picture of the subject for a broad, not necessarily specialized audience. Unfortunately, the
Muslim women’s (and men’s) clothing and bodily appearance has long been a subject of contention in both Muslim-majority and Muslim-minority countries. Most recently the focus has been on women’s headgear and facial covering as a matter of dispute leading to sometimes violent demonstrations
Najm al-Din Yousefi
considered charity ( sadaqa ) without being subject to oppressive methods of extraction. By contrast, there was a legal and political tendency to relegate kharāj -paying non-Muslims to tenants, sometimes considered serfs attached to crown lands. The imposition of kharāj in the first century of Islam thus
L’Iris et le Croissant. By Felice Dassetto. Louvain. Presses Universitaires de Louvain (islams contemporains), 2011. Pp. 374. ISBN 978-2-87558-000-9. €35.
L’islam à Bruxelles. By Corinne Torrekens. Bruxelles, Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles (Science politique), 2009. Pp. 201. ISBN 978-2-8004-1465-2. €20.
reader afterwards can get lost in its application to the detailed rendering of the local reality. Of course, the subject is very speculative and requires a precise vocabulary and theoretical accuracy. Nevertheless, the use of long and intricate sentences and the dense style replete with qualifiers both
Brian Arly Jacobsen
subjects in e.g. the British, Dutch or French states, although they resided outside of Europe. The fact that many of them migrated to the European centres is part of the same historical process. Seen from the migrant’s perspective, the situation boils down to the following statement: We are here, because