The CEDS has had the honour of being a partner of conferences given on the theme of Islam and Islamism in France and Europe.
In comparison with the religions historically established in France and Europe over the centuries, Islam is undoubtedly among the “lesser lights”. Nevertheless, it has quickly gained ground by becoming, in the space of a few decades, the second major religion in quantitative terms and the first in terms of practice (in France).
As a result of demographic change, Muslims now constitute the largest religious minority on the continent. And like all the major religions that coexist in France and Europe, Islam is anything but monolithic and has never been so throughout its historical and hegemonic development. However, it must be noted that today Islamism seems, by its preponderance, to eclipse other variants and incarnations of this religion, with Sufism and traditionalism in the lead.
Our conference “Islam and Islamism in France and in Europe” therefore sought to question this inseparable political and religious movement, originally conceived by the Sublime Porte towards the end of the 19th century, with the aim of forging an Islamic modernity capable of competing with a “triumphant” Western modernity.
From a methodological point of view, this series of lectures focused on the analysis of the ideological and theological-political complexes of this plural current as well as its structuring and eventual institutionalization. In the same vein, it examined its relationship with other significant developments in contemporary Islam (the question of reforms, for example), without ever addressing the phenomenon of radicalisation leading to violence which, since the emergence of the International Jihadist Organisations, has marred its fragile reputation.
- ISLAMISM IN THE EYES OF THE LAW
Table Director: Thierry RAMBAUD, Professor of Public Law, University of Paris Descartes and Sciences Po Paris
27 February, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Salle des actes, Faculty of Law and Economics, University of Paris.
10, Av. Pierre Larousse, 92240 Malakoff
- Sylvie TAUSSIG and Karim IFRAK, CNRS, Paris
– Presentation of the seminar issues
- Nathalie BERNARD-MAUGIRON, IRD, PSL Paris
-The reception in contemporary constitutional law of Islamist discourse in some Arab states
- Fouad NOHRA, Senior Lecturer HRD at the University of Paris, Director of CEDS programs
– Islam and secularism in Turkish politics: From Saïd Nursî to the AKP
- Frédéric COSTE,ICP
– Political Islam as a response to secular religions