As the Muslim minority in Denmark has increased over the years so has the underlying conflict of cultures. In this paper we try to unravel these underlying conflicts, which have developed in the confrontation between Islamic culture and the secular country of Denmark. The approach is to analyze the arguments, which have been brought up in the debate over the possible erection of three separate mosques in Copenhagen. We found it essential to look into the notion of culture as such to be able to understand the conflict on a deeper level. It has been necessary to delimit some areas as: culturally specific sexual and marital relationships, criminal aspects, role of the media in the debate, other mosques in Denmark, which are under the erection arrangements (for example Haderslev, Roskilde and Aarhus) and intercultural conflicts in other western countries. It is hard to think of a definitive solution to this type of conflict because it is in its nature extremely complex. However, we were able to conclude that the only reasonable solution is a coexistence of both Islam and Danish culture. Both sides must make steps towards a unified resolution in which both parties respect one another in the context of the secular democracy.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||13 jan. 2014|
|Vejledere||Jakob Egholm Feldt|