By Esra Özyürek
Every 12 months increasingly more Europeans, together with Germans, are embracing Islam. it's predicted that there at the moment are as much as 100000 German converts—a quantity just like that during France and the uk. What sticks out approximately contemporary conversions is they occur at a time whilst Islam is more and more visible as opposite to ecu values. Being German, turning into Muslim explores how Germans come to Islam inside of this hostile weather, how they be capable of stability their love for Islam with their society's worry of it, how they relate to immigrant Muslims, and the way they form debates approximately race, faith, and belonging in today’s Europe.
Esra Özyürek seems to be at how mainstream society marginalizes converts and questions their nationwide loyalties. In flip, converts attempt to disassociate themselves from migrants of Muslim-majority international locations and advertise a denationalized Islam untainted by means of Turkish or Arab traditions. a few German Muslims think that after cleansed of those accretions, the Islam that surfaces suits in good with German values and way of life. Others even argue that being a German Muslim is totally suitable with the older values of the German Enlightenment.
Being German, turning into Muslim offers a clean window into the connections and tensions stemming from a starting to be non secular phenomenon in Germany and beyond.