Abschied: Wolfgang Gönnenwein gestorben

Dirigent Wolfgang Gönnenwein ist tot. Er sei bereits am 26. Juli 2015 im Alter von 82 Jahren gestorben, teilte die Pressestelle der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele mit. more more

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Europeanisation, not Islamisation

Thursday 22 March, 2007

The debate on Europe and Islam should stop profiling people like Ayaan Hirsi Ali or Tariq Ramadan, and focus on Euro-Islam as a bridge between civilisations. Europe has a civilising identity and the right to preserve it. This is not anti-Muslim, because the idea of Europe is inclusive. Europe respects the identity of immigrants yet expects them to adapt without surrendering their sense of self. By Bassam Tibi
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