Category Archives: Representing Islam: texts and images

Lived Islamophobia – “Do you know who I am?”

What does it mean to be a Muslim in the context of violent attacks, fear and Islamophobia? After the attacks in Paris there has been a rise in attacks against Muslims in the UK ranging from verbal abuse to a petrol bomb in a mosque. The online magazine Dazed has made a film “Do you know who I am?” in which young Muslims share their experiences with Islamophobia and the influence it has on their sense of home, belonging and identity and their expectations of the future. Continue reading Lived Islamophobia – “Do you know who I am?”

Dutch Report: Muslim Women Bear the Brunt of Islamophobic Violence

“Report Islamophobia”, an independent Dutch citizen initiative established in January 2015, released its first half-yearly report on islamophobic violence in the Netherlands today. The report presents findings collected between January – June 2015. The findings mirror research conducted elsewhere in Western Europe that reveals that Muslim women bear the brunt of islamophobic abuse. Continue reading Dutch Report: Muslim Women Bear the Brunt of Islamophobic Violence

Meld Islamofobie: Moslima’s slachtoffer van islamofoob geweld gepleegd door witte mannelijke daders

Islamofoob geweld viert hoogtij

12239648_1718633558354877_6985028008584760553_nIslamofoob geweld viert hoogtij in Nederland, dat blijkt uit het rapport van Meld Islamofobie. Continue reading Meld Islamofobie: Moslima’s slachtoffer van islamofoob geweld gepleegd door witte mannelijke daders

#Strollingseries – Being black and Muslim

There is a really interesting short documentary series by Cecile Emeke called #Strollingseries. The makers take a stroll (in Dutch ‘wandelen’):

The Series — #strollingseries

‘Strolling’ is a short documentary film series created by Cecile Emeke where we take a stroll with people in various cities and countries around the world, having refreshingly raw and honest conversations about various issues at the forefront of their society. We touch on everything from feminism, sexuality, gender, race and politics to philosophy, art, history, capitalism, war and poverty and everything else you can think of.

I have been thinking about posting the films before, but it is the second episode that triggered me as relevant for our work and in particular for our thinking about developments among Muslims, racialisation, securitization and secularism. Continue reading #Strollingseries – Being black and Muslim

Dutch Muslims distribute 15.000 Qurans on King’s Day

Tomorrow, 27 April, it is King’s Day in the Netherlands; the annual festivities celebrating the king’s birthday. A group of Muslims has planned to distribute 15.000 Qurans on this day in several cities such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Den Haag.


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#LetsUnite – Dutch Children Apologize for Terrorism

In this video he, together with Anne de Jong (assistant professor Anthropology at University of Amsterdam) and Nourdin el Ouali (leader of the Rotterdam NIDA Party) ask their own children to condemn terrorist attacks.

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IMES Report Series – Resistance from Activist Da’Wa Networks in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany

In this IMES Series Report the sort of activism employed in networks like Sharia4Belgium and Sharia4Holland is analysed. The authors address how the activism of such networks interact with practices of the government and media during the period 2009-2013.

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