C L O S E R – Hirsi Ali & Loyalty

Looking at the press reports and internet forums, it seems that many Muslim migrants and second generation are very glad that Hirsi Ali is going to leave this country and are not very sad about what happened to her. (A few seem to regret it but to me it looks like a minority but I […] Continue Reading →

Institute for Social Research – Marianne Gullestad: Mohammed Atta and I. Identification, discrimination and the formation of sleepers

Institute for Social Research: Publications Marianne Gullestad Mohammed Atta and I Identification, discrimination and the formation of sleepers (Mohammed Atta and I) European Journal Of Cultural Studies 6 (4):529–548, 2003. Summary This article uses the popular thought figure of the sleeper as a methodological tool to get a new angle on the cultural analysis of […] Continue Reading →

C L O S E R – A difficult week

C L O S E R Well, this has been a difficult week for the Dutch, not the least for Hirsi Ali of course (Yes, no matter what Verdonk says or no matter what some of her critics say, to me she is Dutch). On Harry’s Place a nice summary for what happened to her: […] Continue Reading →

Jerusalem Post | Iran denies religious dress code law

Jerusalem Post | Iran denies religious dress code law Iran denies religious dress code law Iranian officials on Saturday denied a report published by the Canadian National Post on the previous day, claiming that a new dress-code law was passed in Iran this past week, which mandates the government to make sure that religious minorities […] Continue Reading →