Europe, Islam's New Front Line The debate on whether Muslims can adapt to living as a minority in secular societies is surrounded by tension and confusion. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli concludes a five-part series on Muslims in Europe.
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Recent violent attacks in Europe by suspected home-grown Islamic extremists have extinguished illusions about European multiculturalism. Europeans are now realizing they've allowed the emergence of separate, disadvantaged Islamic communities.

Throughout the continent, a debate rages on how to integrate rapidly growing Muslim minorities — many of whom feel contempt and hatred for their host societies. NPR's Sylvia Poggioli concludes a five-part series on Muslims in Europe.

Congregants pray in Rome's central mosque, the largest in Europe. Sylvia Poggioli, NPR hide caption

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