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Young Muslims Of Italy. Islam In The Everyday Life And The Public Visibility Of A New Generation Of Muslims

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The latest report by Caritas/Migrantes (2008) tells us that most Muslims are immigrants primarily for economic reasons. The number of Italians who have converted to Islam, in contrast, is approximately 10,000. The majority of immigrants are of the Christian faith, and Muslims make up around a third of the total of 3,987,100 immigrants. In Islamic doctrine the prophet Mohammed is considered the seal of the prophecy and Islam the religion which comes after Judaism and Christianity to provide humans with the most exhaustive version of the divine message. New female Muslim figures are emerging in Italy, publicly claiming multiple belongings and capable of multiple loyalties and criticisms. Finally, there are the limitations of the Italian secular state model, in which the Catholic Church continues to be hegemonic and the restrictive Italian law regarding nationality based primarily on jus sanguinis continues to make immigrants' children "Italians with a residence permit".

Keywords: Islamic doctrine; Muslim Italians



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