Muslim calls to prayer in the Swedish welfare state
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CitationErik Ringmar (2019) Muslim calls to prayer in the Swedish welfare state. The Review of Faith & International Affairs, 17(1), pp.104-116. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15570274.2019.1570763
To understand why support for anti-immigrant policies is on the increase in Sweden, we need to think about Muslim demands for parity within the country. In this context, the adhan (Muslim call to prayer) is best understood as a practice, not merely as an expression, and as all practices it forms a part of a certain way of life. The real question is whether or not other, non-Swedish, forms of life should be allowed in Swedish society. To this question all Swedish politicians, not only the Sweden Democrats, currently give a negative answer.