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L'Islam et l'Etat belge

Authors
  • Pierre Blaise
  • Vincent De Coorebyter

Abstract

In the countries with a strong muslim immigration, the practice and the organization of Islam  represent a national and international politica! stake. The Belgian state, which recognizes and supports the most important cults financially, recognized Islam in 1974. But this cult doesn't still obtain this state support and the questions concerning its organization are more complex than ever. The
legislation is insufficient and its application almost non-existent. The debates on 'integrism' and hijab have confronted us with the problem of the integrating role of Islam. The Belgian political world seems today to fear the influence of foreign countries on immigrants. All these factors throw light on the history and the present state of the Belgian legislation on the organization of the islamic cult, which this article analyses.

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Blaise, P. & De Coorebyter, V., (1993) “L'Islam et l'Etat belge”, Res Publica 35(1), p.23-38. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v35i1.18822

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30 Mar 1993
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