For Modood, moderate secularism can and should go on more or less as it is, but, in order to accommodate Muslims, must undergo some institutional adjustments. How then can we speak of—that horrible term—a crisis of secularism in Europe? Surely, this is hyperbolic, a gross exaggeration! Here is where we profoundly disagree. Moderate secularism, for me, is irretrievably flawed.Read the rest of Beyond moderate secularism.
Rajeev Bhargava is Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. He has held positions at universities in both India and the United States. His publications include the edited Secularism and its critics (1998) and The Promise of India's Secular Democracy (2010). Read Rajeev Bhargava's contribution to Multiculturalism in Europe.