Performing the Dutch nation through free speech – the politics of freedom and education after the murder on Samuel Paty

Guest Author: Thijl Sunier Political debates, even formal ones in Parliament, have increasingly become platforms for excitable political rhetoric and public performance. Last week two debates in the Dutch Parliament reached the headlines and became trending topic on Twitter. Although different topics, the debates converged in a remarkable way and revealed the current political climate […] Continue Reading →

‘Salafisme in Nederland belicht’ – Een bespreking van een bespreking

Martijn de Koning Joas Wagemakers In het rapport ‘Salafisme in Nederland belicht’ bespreken Maurits Berger, Merel Kahmann, Siham el Baroudi en Ahmed Hamdi, het wetenschappelijk onderzoek naar het fenomeen salafisme in de periode 2004 en 2018. Zij concluderen daarbij het volgende: ‘Uit de wetenschappelijke literatuur over ‘salafisme’ in Nederland van 2004 tot 2018 kunnen we […] Continue Reading →

No feminism without anti-racism

Earlier this month, the launch of Machteld Zee´s book, Heilige Identiteiten (Holy Identities), caused some debate among Dutch feminists. In it, she writes about academics and commentators whose reluctance to criticize Muslims contributes to the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. Supporting Zee, Yolande Withuis and others opened an attack on the feminists they called “useful idiots” who are used Continue Reading →