Integration or Emancipation? (Muslime in Deutschland brauchen Emanzipation)

As Islam’s importance in Germany grows, Jonathan Laurence takes a look at the degree to which its adherents – many of them immigrants – have become truly emancipated. Emancipation of a minority, he argues, is different from their integration or assimilation. As political situations come and go and change daily attitudes towards Germany’s religious minorities, Germany must be careful to preserve the small steps already taken toward minority emancipation.