Muslim Discourses in Canada and Quebec


  • Ali G Disboni Royal Military College of Canada
  • Pierre Rossi Freelance



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In this paper, we explore how Muslims are increasingly part of Western societies with a focus on Canada. The discourses redefining their ideas and opinions reflect how their ‘new’ milieu is both shaping and being shaped by them in a context characterized by the globalization of Islam and the individualization of faith. We end with some assessments for further theoretical and empirical research on the emerging Muslim identity, integration models and the Muslim faith itself.

Author Biographies

  • Ali G Disboni, Royal Military College of Canada
    Ali G. Dizboni is Assistant Professor of Comparative Politics and International Relations at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston. He holds an MA (1997) and a PhD (2000) from the Université de Montréal (Canada) in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. He is also Associate Researcher at the Université de Montréal, McGill University and Queen’s University. He teaches Canadian politics, International Relations (theories and institutions), Security Studies and Middle Eastern Studies. He was a Royal Military College Postdoctoral Fellow. He has also been a consultant for the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a frequent commentator in the media on different aspects of international politics. For more information, see personnel/index_e.htm.
  • Pierre Rossi, Freelance
    Pierre Rossi holds a BA (1984) and an MA (1990) in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in Canada with special focuses on nationalism, regionalism and comparative politics and religion. He obtained a second BA (2005) in translation, journalism and professional writing from the Faculté de l’éducation permanente (FEP) of the Université de Montréal. He works for Rome-based AsiaNews, a Catholic news agency whose focuses is on Asia and its Catholic communities and for Venice-based Oasis International Studies and Research Centre. He has worked in communications and collaborated with Reporters without Border. Currently a teacher of Italian and a full-time translator, he freelances for translation agencies, government and non-governmental agencies, social scientists and private individuals.


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How to Cite

Disboni, A. G., & Rossi, P. (2008). Muslim Discourses in Canada and Quebec. Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, 21(1), 17-47.