Isim – Workshop Muslim Religious Authority

Isim organizes: Workshop Muslim Religious Authority in Europe 30 September 2005 – 1 October 2005 Venue: Leiden University, Spectrum room, Plexus building, Kaiserstraat 25, Leiden Convenors: Frank Peter & Elena Arigita Organized in cooperation with Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) Current processes of institutionalization of Islam in Western Europe display some paradoxical features. Muslims Continue Reading →

BBC NEWS Love bridges Dutch racial divide

Usually I don’t ‘do’ these kind of stories, but because I have worked with Mohammed Allach for a short time, I couldn’t resist it. He used to work in Gouda at the Nour mosque where I did my research and then left for another goal in his life: playing professional football. He hasn’t forgotten his […] Continue Reading → Generation Jihad

In Time: Generation Jihad — Oct. 03, 2005 — Page 1 Well ‘generation jihad’ is a nice soundbite of course, but the article is not bad. Posted Monday, Sep. 26, 2005 The last time Myriam Cherif saw her son Peter, 23, was in May 2004, when the two of them stood at the elevator […] Continue Reading →

Hagia Sophia Home

Angeliki Papagika and partners want the Hagia Sophia to be returned to the Christian church. Hagia Sophia Home If you believe in the just case that Hagia Sophia should be restored to its proper religious role as a church, for which it was built in the first place, then we ask you to support our […] Continue Reading →

War comes to the heart of Europe

An article in Asia Times Online :: Asian News, Business and Economy. by Pepe Escobar that owes much credit to Gilles Kepels book ‘War for Muslim Minds’ The battle over the future of global Islam will be fought and decided in Europe. Whether or not it is responsible for the attacks on London, the al-Qaeda […] Continue Reading →

Taking Back Islam

In the Washington Post an interesting article: Taking Back Islam Rarely has a big idea gotten more lip service and less real substance than the argument that there is a war of ideas underway for the soul of the Muslim world. Do a Google search on war of ideas and Muslim, and you get more […] Continue Reading →