Throughout their post-conversion lives, New Muslims must negotiate a new relationship with the Danish society which now identifies them as the 'other'. They learn to discriminate between the cultural elements of the practice of Islam and the essentials of the religion. Bettina has also featured prominently in the Danish media Interview with Bettina. Like most westerners, converts enter Islam with the perception that it is a single, unified religion. Istahil Hussein, 36, says the change in Danish opinion so disturbing that she is thinking of returning to Somalia, the country she left 18 years ago.
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Denmark's New Muslim women, having attempted to adopt other cultural identities to conform to a born Muslim population that told them that they could not be both real Muslims and continue to be Danish, are re-discovering their identities in a uniquely Danish expression of Islam.
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The organization now has members, and is raising money for the establishment of a mosque where prayers and instruction will be available in Danish. When Sumaya got a new bus pass with her picture on it, the man who was printing her information wrote 'Dog' in the space for 'Adult' or 'child'. Bettina describes the variation in acceptance of her headscarf along a single bus line. Share this Article.