SESRIC




Global Muslim Diaspora
Date : 22 May 2019

SESRIC collaborated with the Social Sciences University of Ankara (SSUA) to conduct the Global Muslim Diaspora (GMD) Project. This project aimed to map the societal, economic, and legal presence and influence of Muslim communities in predominantly non-Muslim societies. The research work combined a rigorous review of statistical and academic secondary sources on Muslim diasporic groups all around the World with primary data collected through various methods and data collection techniques including focus group meetings, quantitative questionnaires, and detailed interviews. The GMD is ultimately aiming to create a comprehensive and reliable empirical data source on Muslim diasporic communities around the globe as well as to provide an in-depth analysis of their current status and prospects for the future.

As part of the GMD project, SESRIC has published a series of country reports on Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Spain United Kingdom and United States of America. These country reports offer a range of useful data and insights on the similarities and differences of challenges faced by the Muslim Diaspora in these countries. The findings of these reports show that the main challenges of the Muslim communities and minorities in non-OIC countries are racism, Islamophobia, discrimination by the state, violation of rights, social prejudice, negative representation in media, as well as fragmentation, lack of unity, leadership and representation. Despite the general framework of rights and freedoms in many countries, which are considered to be very good by the Muslims, they still report experiencing discrimination in their daily life, at various levels and degrees of intensity.

Online Electronic Versions

  • Global Muslim Diaspora: Muslim Communities and Minorities in Non-OIC Member States - Diagnostics, Concepts, Scope and Methodology (English)
  • Global Muslim Diaspora - Muslim Communities and Minorities in Non-OIC Member States: United Kingdom (English)
  • Global Muslim Diaspora - Muslim Communities and Minorities in Non-OIC Member States: Japan (English)
  • Global Muslim Diaspora - Muslim Communities and Minorities in Non-OIC Member States: Germany (English)
  • Global Muslim Diaspora - Muslim Communities and Minorities in Non-OIC Member States: Australia (English)
  • Global Muslim Diaspora - Muslim Communities and Minorities in Non-OIC Member States: Canada (English)
  • Global Muslim Diaspora - Muslim Communities and Minorities in Non-OIC Member States: France (English)
  • Global Muslim Diaspora - Muslim Communities and Minorities in Non-OIC Member States: South Africa (English)
  • Global Muslim Diaspora - Muslim Communities and Minorities in Non-OIC Member States:Argentina (English)
  • Global Muslim Diaspora - Muslim Communities and Minorities in Non-OIC Member States:Spain (English)
  • Global Muslim Diaspora Muslim Communities and Minoritiesin Non-OIC Member States United States of America (English)