NPR Specials: What Does Muslim Integration Look Like?

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This week on NPR Specials: Two weeks ago, Zócalo, NPR Berlin, and The Alfred Herrhausen Society collaborated to host an event examining Muslim integration in Europe.

After the terrorist attack in Paris earlier this year, Europe was criticized once more for failing to properly integrate Muslims, both European-born and immigrants, into society, culture, and politics. But what does achieving integration look like, especially if Europe is made of vastly different countries and cultures?

Moderated by Rick Stengel, former managing editor of Time and current US Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, the discussion features actress and comedian Idil Baydar, Riem Spielhaus of the Erlanger Center for Islam and Law in Europe, Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Audrey Singer, Bundestag MP ​Özcan Mutlu of the Green Party, and Bundestag MP Cemile Giousouf of the Christian Democratic Union. This collaborative event posed the ethical questions surrounding integration and discussed possible solutions in ways that Europe's diverse societies can come together.

"What Does Muslim Integration Look Like" was hosted live at Friedrichsaal, Deutsche Bank on February 4 and will be re-broadcast on Saturday, February 13 at 19.00 and Monday, February 15 at 8.00.