An anthropology of Muslims in Europe - A modest attempt by Martijn

Monthly Archives: June 2012

Archive of posts published in the specified Month

The Dutch Angel Hotline

There is an interesting story on Al Jazeera about St. John’s Cathedral in the city of Den Bosch, the Netherlands, after the church commissioned a strange sculpture – a young winged woman, talking on a mobile phone. High on a 13th century Dutch cathedral, the sculpture in has attracted worldwide attention, prompting the cathedral to set up an official “angel” hotline, with calls from as far as China and Latin America.

Postcard from England

It has been a very rewarding two weeks in England. After participating in a seminar on Monday 11 June I stayed for two more weeks. I wanted to do a follow up on my last visit to London, Birmingham and Leicester when I spoke with Muslims from the Netherlands who migrated to these cities.

Geen 'Nederland' Meer? – Straatbeeld, verbondenheid en identiteit

Vandaag zag ik op Twitter een foto voorbij komen met daarbij de boodschap dat dit Nederland niet meer is. Wat maakt voor mensen Nederland tot Nederland? Welk straatbeeld hoort daarbij? En als gevolg daarvan, wie horen er nog wel bij en wie niet? En waarom?

Sarsak, Soccer and Solidarity – Dutch Protest Against Israeli Administrative Detention

Dutch politicians and other prominent citizens have participated in a video protesting against the ongoing Israeli practice of administrative detention of Palestinian civilians.

Award-Winning Research: Tweeting the Riots in England

Award-winning research on the role of twitter during the riots in England in 2011.

'Make some noise and do some dawa' 4Sharia

A report on the latest controversy about sharia4belgium and sharia4holland concerning the violence in Molenbeek (Brussels – Belgium) and the khilafah conference in Amsterdam.

Coming Back – The Return of the Tatars

In 1944, Stalin deported 218,000 Crimean Tatars to Central Asia – Al Jazeera tells the story of their struggle to return home.

Salafisme in de Islamofobiematrix

Gisteren hield ik een lezing voor het publiekssymposium ‘Godsdienst onder druk’. In deze lezing ging ik in op verschuivingen in paradigma’s die we kunnen aantreffen in politiek, beleid en media en die betrekking hebben op migratie en het management van religie en in het bijzonder van moslims in Nederland. Deze paradigmaverschuivingen kunnen we analyseren met behulp van het begrip islamofobie.


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