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Film | Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity

“It is hard to exaggerate the importance of this work”

- Dr. Rowan Williams
former Archbishop of Canterbury

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, a world-renowned anthropologist, Islamic scholar, and filmmaker, explores Islam in Europe and the place of Islam in European history and civilization in this unprecedented study. In the film shot across the continent in countries such as Germany,the U.K., France, Spain, and Bosnia, we hear from some of Europe's most prominent figures, including presidents and prime ministers, archbishops, chief rabbis, grand muftis, heads of right-wing parties, and every-day Europeans from a variety of backgrounds. 


  • Akbar Ahmed

    Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C and the former Pakistani High Commissioner to the U.K. and Ireland
  • Michael Kugelman

    Deputy Director and Senior Associate for South Asia