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Brussels: Muslim youth 're-Islamizing'
Islam in Europe
Young Muslims in Brussels don't go to the Turkish or Moroccan mosque like their grandparents. Rather, they choose their preacher for themselves, ULB sociologist Leïla El Bachiri says in her doctoral thesis, about which she was interviewed in Le Soir.
The Muslim youth of Brussels therefore re-Islamize to strict neo-Salafists, intellectual Muslim brothers or Muslim feminists.
The neo-Salafists, inspired by Saudi preachers, attract the most attention: men with beards, women with a long black or gray veil (jilbab). Neo-Salafists read the Koran literally and go to the grand mosque in Jubille park.
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