My good friend Professor Tahir Abbas delivered a great lecture at Fatih University in Istanbul – Turkey on 13 May 2013.
In his presentation, he talked about Muslim minority issues in Britain and in Western Europe, and how notions of identity are shaped by immigration history, memory, politics, patterns of racism, integration and assimilation, and the role of policy.
He stated the importance of Muslims finding the middle path as a way forward, one that balances the best of all intellectual, cultural and spiritual worlds, and to look beyond the horizons to achieve that poise and harmony.
His thoughts are very much in line with the vast majority of Muslim communities in the Western world.
Thanks Tahir for this excellent presentation.