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Visibility or Invisibility: the Dilemma of the Muslim Associations of Switzerland
Journal of Religion in Europe
The Muslim associations of Switzerland are on the horns of a dilemma: whether to remain invisible in order to avoid social stigmatization or to become visible in order to speak out and gain fair recognition. This invisibility especially relates to the local level: the impact and interactions that the associations have with their immediate environment. The visibility is characterized by the decision of the "representative" associations to bring the Muslims out of obscurity. It touches the supra-local level of federal cantonal representation. The analysis in this article will bring out the two levels of the dilemma, based on observations and interviews conducted with the Muslim religious communities of a large representative region of Switzerland.
Muslim, Mosques, Visibility, Recognition, Switzerland
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