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Muslims and non-Muslims in England
In an increasingly multicultural and multi-religious Europe, there is significant public interest in how relations between Muslims and non-Muslims are and should be like, as well as how they are and should be managed. The project engages key stakeholders in frank conversations about Muslim-majority relations in England. Based on observational fieldwork and personal interviews, as well as quantitative data, in three localities (London; Birmingham; Halifax), Jörg Friedrichs has already published an article on segregation in schools and another on majority-Muslim hate crimes. Jörg is currently working on a research monograph to present his overall findings on Muslim-majority community relations in English inner cities.