The following is a guest post from Dr. Julie Macfarlane, a member of the Our Shared Future Opinion Leaders Network. Dr. Macfarlane is the author of the forthcoming book Islamic Divorce in North America: A Shari'a Path in a Secular Society. Public fears and ignorance about sharia law have led to a series of state referenda in the U.S.
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The Economist recently published a review of two books that take on the often controversial issue of Europe’s Muslim communities and the role of Islam in several European countries. The conclusions of the review have an encouraging outlook on the discourse and future of Muslim/non-Muslim relations in Europe.