Islamic poltical sceince and culture. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. Factors that impede the integration of Muslim immigrants in Western countries In the early post World War II period, there was mass immigration and general acceptance of Muslims in Europe as guest workers. This was particularly the case in France between 1945- 1973. Things have however changed in terms of Muslim immigrants’ integration in western countries. The obstacles to this issue are created by both immigrants and the receiving societies. The increasing cases of terrorism conspiracy associated with Muslim radicles explain the observed resistance against the Muslims in western nation. It has been observed that most of the Muslim immigrants groups up to form the greater terrorism network that keep expanding with increasing following and agents assigned in different countries (Cesari 87). This is the case of France which in recent past experienced violence perpetrated by Muslims affiliated terror groups against the Jews institutions. Some outlawed groups like Salafist influence in mosques and prayer rooms in France and enumerated 541 activists is seen as their infringement on security rules hence resistance towards integration.The 9/11 terror attack in the US has equally portray Muslims as a threat to peace and security hence the challenges of integration experienced by the Muslims community (Cesari 87).
The societies in western nations practice liberal lifestyle that significantly diverges from the Muslim culture which is more reserved. In USA for instance, the young generation leads a very vibrant secular lifestyle and this is likely to compromise their observation of the Muslim conservatives. The Muslim immigrant community living US has therefore found it really challenging to integrate in the big social culture of the liberal society. This is one major obstacle posed by the receiving society against the efforts of integration by the Muslim.
Cesari, Jocelyne. Why the West Fears Islam: An Exploration of Muslims in Liberal Democracies. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Internet resource.