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Muslims are Europe’s fastest growing population. The estimated 18 million Muslims are often living in frustrated communities that are not assimilating into the larger populations for various economic and cultural reasons.

Young people growing up in this setting are a ripe source for recruitment by radical Islamic groups. Unless more is done to bring Muslim communities into the fold, some worry that Europe will become the next front in the fight against Islamic extremism.

Hear about Islam’s complex and growing role in Europe.

Guests:

Josh Myer, cover terrorism for Los Angeles Times;
Lowell Bergman, Frontline correspondent, award winning journalist and producer and visiting professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley;
Amr Hamzawy, Political Scientist, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former Professor at the Free University of Berlin;
Shireen Hunter, Director, Islam Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies and author of Islam: Europe’s Second Religion and The Future of Islam and the West: Clash of Civilizations or Peaceful Coexistence?

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