Accommodation of Islam (AOI) Index
This data set includes index figures that gauge the extent to which Western European countries accommodate Islamic traditions and practices. The index is made up of six major realms in which Muslim communities seek accommodation: (1) education (the teaching of Islam in public schools, and state funding for schools owned by Muslim institutions), (2) access for Muslim clergy to hospitals, prisons and the military for chaplaincy services, (3) mosques (permits for mosques, restrictions on Islamic architectural elements such as domes and minarets, restrictions on the call-to-prayer), (4) Muslim cemeteries or cemetery sections, (5) restrictions on Islamic attire, and (6) halal food (ritual/unstunned slaughter, and the provision of halal food). The figures for these six categories average out to create an overall index score for each country under review. The index covers twenty countries: Austria, Belgium, Britain, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Download the Codebook for further details.
How to cite:
Kaya, Serdar. 2017. "State Policies toward Islam in Twenty Countries in Western Europe: The Accommodation of Islam Index." Muslim World Journal of Human Rights 14(1) (DOI: 10.1515/mwjhr-2016-0003)
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This data set will soon be expanded to cover Eastern Europe as well.